We seek out strong individual Asian women writers who challenge our perceptions through original and thought provoking theatre. We focus on content and ideas as much as on style, aiming to present memorable theatre events based on challenging and innovative ideas. No idea is too small, no statement too large. We actively encourage our writers and audience to reinvent and reshape the theatrical agenda.
Kali aims to present the distinct perspective and experience of Asian women to people from all backgrounds and to celebrate that richness and diversity. Since it was established in the mid 1990’s, Kali has established a reputation for creating theatre that takes audiences on unpredictable journeys that inspire, excite and intrigue.
Kali presents touring full productions of new work while our Kali Shorts and Kali Futures programmes encourage and support the creation of new work through workshops, dramaturgical support and public readings.
Of all the new plays by British Asian woman playwrights presented since 1988 in the UK, nearly a third have been presented by Kali and of the plays by new writers, over 75% were presented by Kali.