We are Kali Theatre. Britain’s only theatre company dedicated to creating and presenting new plays by South Asian women writers.
Kali was established 30 years ago, when actor Rita Wolf wanted to tell the true story of a South Asian woman murdered by her husband for running away to a refuge. Undeterred by the lack of interest from theatres, Rita and the writer Rukhsana Ahmad set up Kali Theatre to present the play.
Since then, Kali has continued to produce intrepid, fearless theatre playing to national audiences, both live and online.
We have supported over a hundred talented South Asian women playwrights, without bias against faith, race, class, sexual orientation or disability. Our work has empowered South Asian women to play a leading role in theatrical creativity.
To mark our 30th birthday later this year, we want to make a short film that will tell Kali’s story – who we are, what we do and the importance of our work.
This film will help us share our story with people across the world, grow our network of supporters and unlock funding opportunities so we can continue our vital work.
COVID19 has severely disrupted our work, forcing the cancellation of all our live performances and writer support workshops.
When the pandemic comes to an end, we are determined to re-establish our writer support programme and create more exciting new plays that reflect and comment on our lives today.
We are also committed to restarting our national touring to present these plays in theatres across England, championing representation and inspiring new audiences from all backgrounds.
Please help us to make this happen by donating today
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What our writers have said about us:
'Kali Theatre's work is essential to writers whose voices would otherwise remain unheard'
'Being given a sense that your work is valid and you have something worth saying is priceless'
What people have said about our SOLOs work created in response to the COVID19 crisis:
'Just watched yet another incredible piece produced by @kalitheatreUK'
'A credit to Kali in these dark times'
'Thank you @KaliTheatreUK for continuing to creatively thrive in this difficult time'
Find out more on our website: kalitheatre.co.uk