Their Period

by Gayathiri Kamalakanthan

Summer 2023

Stoke on Trent Back to the Bone Festival

Book Now
Kali Theatre presented Their Period - a 15minute new play by Gayathiri Kamalakanthan, directed by Gitika Buttoo at the Back to the Bone Festival in Stoke-on-Trent on 10 June.

Their Period is an answer to the question – What would it look like to queer a period party? Tamil period parties are ceremonies for people who’ve just started their periods. The event signals survival and post-genocide stability but it can also be rooted in a colonial denial of transness.

Back to the Bone is a festival of different art forms celebrating womanhood and the menstrual cycle.  There will be an exhibition, a series of Menstrual Cycle Awareness Workshops and live performances from 7.30pm.

Writer Gayathiri Kamalakanthan

Gayathiri is a Tamil writer and sex educator. They are interested in how language shapes childhood and how we use it to queer the future. Gayathiri co-authored ‘Sex Ed: An Inclusive Teenage Guide to Sex and Relationships’ and they’re exploring how we might start ‘Decolonising the Creative Classroom’ with DYCP. Gayathiri has developed work with […]

About the writer

Kali Newsletter

Send us your email address and we will send you our regular newsletters to tell you what we and our friends are up to. We won’t pass your email on to anyone else.