I could win an Oscar for my creative work. I could be awarded the Order of Canada. I could even go on to be honoured with a Nobel Peace Prize. And the first question out of my aunts' mouths would still be, “But when are you getting married?” It’s as if a woman's sole purpose is to be someone else’s wife, her entire existence validated the moment she gets married. It’s not an an understatement to say that Indian weddings are full of beauty and grandeur - on the outside. What I wanted to do was explore what it looks like for the brides, as they finally step into their marriages and their new realities, which are most often not quite so pretty. The Good Indian Bride began as a photography exhibit in its first iteration. It has been applauded by audiences and critics for its fresh take on something rarely discussed. Still, I felt compelled to challenge myself further, to help penetrate through the audience’s distant gaze and give them a chance to actually experience what I was exploring. I assembled a team of experts that could help bring my vision of this performance exhibit to life. Working together with everyone from artistic producers, to space innovators, to fashion designers, to writers, to wedding planners, to carpenters, I brought together an entire team of women, excelling in their respective fields, to bring my vision to life.
Creative DirectOR | Ms. Mutta
Executive Producer | Ms. Mutta Productions Inc.
Associate Producer | 9'Knee Productions INC.
Project Manager | Salomeh Ahmadi
Space ACTiVATOR | Jade Lee Hoy
COSTUME Designer | Mani K Jassal for MKJ
Set Designer | Ruthie TITUS
SET DESIGN ASSISTANT | DEVYA R. FOR BREATHTAKING MOMENTS
Production AssistantS | Baljit Singh & Nesa Huda
Content Writer | FRIDA BANKS
Jewelry Designer | Malinda Chohan for Banglez
Make-UP ArtisT | Hemali Mistry for Ready To Glow
Hair Artist | Hair by Jyoti Bains
LOCATION PROVIDED BY DAIS
ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY PCHS
A Special Thank you to SoL Guy, Suzanne Brandreth, Adria Iwasutiak,
Kulbinder Saran-Caldwell and Iman Grewal.