Karuppi (The Dark Woman)

Mohan Das Vadakara

Sunday 03 December 2017
18:30 to 19:30
The Cinema

Karuppi (The Dark Woman), is a one-woman performance. The play, originally created in Tamil, is a collection of writing by and about Tamil-speaking women who traveled across oceans from Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka for work, or were displaced by war. The script consists of poetry, traditional folk songs, excerpts from short stories and government documents. The stories date back to the early 19th century to the present day. Whenever possible, the names and sources of what is being quoted within the text of the play is included. While translating the play into English, the Marapachchi team found that the play works on many registers; while the play is about Tamil-speaking women, the incidents and stories may resonate with other contexts and histories. 

Language: English, Tamil & Creole

Age suitability: All ages

About the performer

Ponni Arasu

Ponni Arasu

Ponni is a Tamil queer feminist activist, researcher, and actor. She works with the Marapachchi Trust – a Feminist theatre collective in Chennai. Her work seeks to explore caste, class, gender, sexuality, nation and ethnicity with a view to create new language, ways of thinking, doing and being in the world. Having lived in India and more recently, Toronto, Ponni has a longstanding association with Sri Lanka.

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Performance, Sunday, English, Tamil, All ages
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