Kalaiselvi Grace

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Grace Kalaiselvi

Grace Kalaiselvi, an Intercultural Theatre Institute graduate, is a freelance theatre actor, director, educator, translator and writer. She is the founder and member of Brown Voices, a playwriting collective, and hopes to create more works representing the suppressed and minorities. 

Her recent works include Marma Medai – Theerppu (The Judgement) (Esplanade’s Kalaa Utsavam), Can’t Afford to be Sick (SITFE’s SOLO), Paper Paravai (Esplanade’s Red Dot August), Rasanai (T:>Works N.O.W Festival), Angry Indian Woman — The Trial (Singapore Writer’s Festival), Angry Indian Women (Textures) & Touch Me Not. Her own works for children with Esplanade – Theatres by the Bay include Amma’s Sarees (PLAYtime), Crocodiles in Kurtas and The Old Fogies (OctoBurst), Stories and Songs from the Bow (Feed Your Imagination) and Meera’s Adventures (Storytelling with puppetry- Pip’s Playbox programs). She has also acted in KIN (MediaCorp’s long-form TV Drama), a line could be crossed and you would slowly cease to be (M1SFF) and The Silence of a Falling Tree (SIFA V2.020). 

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Recent works: 
1. Mentor, ArtsXplore 2.0 (2021, Theatre Today) 
2. Playwright & Director, Marma Medai – Theerppu (The Judgement) (2021, Esplanade's Kalaa Utsavam 2021; Esplanade Theatre Studio)
3. Performer, Writing in the Dark: Scary Stories from SEA (2021, Singapore Writers Festival; Sistic Live) 
4. Speaker, Sunday Morning Conversations (2021, The Substation's Septfest 2021; Facebook Live)
5. Writer, Director & Actor, Can't Afford to Fall Sick (2021, SITFE's SOLO/ORAY AAL; Drama Centre Black Box)
6. Translator, Paper Paravai video exhibition (2021, Brown Voices / Esplanade's Red Dot August 2021; Online) 
7. Writer and Director, Paper Paravai (2021, Brown Voices / Esplanade's Red Dot August 2021; Esplanade Concourse) 

8. Director & writer, Rasanai: An Invitation to Appreciate (2021, Brown Voices / T:>Works' Festival of Women N.O.W. 2021; Online)
9. Director, Amma's Sarees (2021, Esplanade's PLAYtime!; Esplanade Theatre Studio & Online) 
10. Actor, a line could be crossed and you would slowly cease to be (2021, M1 Singapore Fringe Festival)


Last updated: 19 January 2022