This is a flyer for an event held by Kali Theatre Company in March 2001. ‘Kali Shorts’, was an evening of rehearsed readings which showcased four commissioned works by Asian women, and the winners of a script competition. The flyer titled ‘Get Your Shorts On!’ provides a brief description of the event which ran at the Soho Theatre in London for two days.
|Date of Creation / Publication||2002|
|Creator||Kali Theatre Company|
|Associated Person/ Organisation||Wolf, Rita; Soho Theatre|
|Collection and Reference Number||Kali Theatre Company (GB 2661 KT)|
|Access to originals||The originals are located at Kali Theatre Company.|
|Series notes||In addition to commissioning new writing by Asian women, Kali Theatre Company also runs regular workshops for women who come from diverse writing backgrounds. Many of the works that emerge from the workshops are showcased in rehearsed readings. |
Kali also holds regular competitions and has close links with other theatres and organisations such as Watermans Arts Centre. In October 2002, Kali Futures showcased a programme of rehearsed readings of four new plays by Asian women, all of whom have been supported through awards and dramaturgical input. In 2003, they will be offering training for writers interested in learning workshop skills, called Training the Trainers.
Kali Theatre is actively involved in outreach programmes such as Meri Kahani, Meri Duniya (My Story, My World), an event which featured script-held readings of plays by women from the Southall Black Sisters (SBS), a support group for survivors of domestic violence. Meri Kahani, Meri Duniya emerged from a series of drama and creativity workshops called Meri Kahani (My Story) which was organised by Kali Theatre and the SBS in summer 2002. In these workshops, participants wrote short plays with guidance and support from trained professionals.
Kali Theatre continues to offer new workshops, lectures, and competitions on a regular basis.
|Collection notes||The Kali Theatre Company collection consists of digitised material which fall into two categories: items which relate to Kali Theatre’s productions, such as programmes, flyers and photographs and material which provides information about workshops and outreach programmes.|