Playwrights Theatre Centre


Rohit Chokhani

Rohit is an award winning mid career arts producer and cultural leader. Currently, he is the 2015 Producer in Residence at the National Arts Centre – English Theatre and an Artistic Producer for South Asian Arts and Diwali Fest based out of Vancouver/Surrey, BC.

He recently launched a sector development initiative called Project SAT (South Asian Theatre project) to create a network for developing, touring, producing and presenting national and international South Asian themed theatre projects in Canada. Prior, he worked as a General Manager for Vancouver’s Touchstone Theatre and urban ink productions. His Credits include: Nirbhaya (Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award), The Romeo Initiative (4 Jessie nominations), Night, The Concessions (3 Jessie nominations), 2014 Lawyer show – Legally Blonde: The Musical, Hirsch and Late Company (4 Jessie nominations), Mrs. Singh & Me (2015 Pick of the Fringe Award winner), Sal Capone (5 Meta Award nominations), Siddhartha: the Journey Home (2011 Talk of the Fringe Award) and Women In Fish at Katzie Nation. He was also involved in partnerships with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Chutzpah! Festival, DOXA Festival and Music on Main and helped deliver an award winning season at Touchstone Theatre that featured more than 50% of its programming through women playwrights. His management career of over seven years started with some well known clients such as FOX, Pixar, Disney, Nickelodeon and Majesco and entertainment titles included Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob Square Pants and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. Rohit grew up in Bombay (Mumbai), home to Bollywood, the centre of the Indian subcontinent’s vibrant performing arts industry. He is highly passionate about making performing arts equitable and sustainable.