Free Workshops: South Asian Women's Stories 2019


Do you identify as female and South Asian? Got stories to share? Want to build the confidence to perform in a professional theatre? This workshop series could be the perfect place for you to meet other women from similar backgrounds and have training and guidance to write and perform your own unique story - in whatever language you feel comfortable in.

Come be part of the brown sisterhood of Perth.

My name is Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and I am a spoken word artist and performer. I have been sharing my stories of growing up Sikh in Australia for some time and would love to hear more stories - your stories - and have you share them with me on stage.

You will go through a series of workshops with storytelling expert Sisonke Msimang (author, storytelling facilitator) to learn how to tell your own story for the stage. Then as a group we will go into rehearsals to create a staged performance with guidance from Shirley Van Sanden (actor, writer, director) and Leith Taylor (actor, director, drama therapist).

The project, funded by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, aims to support new and emerging performers and those who have never considered themselves as potential performers to share their personal stories touching on topics of gender, family, love, passion, intergenerational challenges, migrant experience or any other experience of importance to you.

Location: Centre for Stories, 100 Aberdeen St, Northbridge WA

Key dates:

Sat 16 February 2019 - First storytelling workshop

Sat 2 March 2019 - Second storytelling workshop

Sat 16 March 2019 - Third storytelling workshop

March/April 2019 - Tentative rehearsals

June 2019 - Performance at Centre for Stories

Sat 27 July 2019 - Performance at Blue Room Theatre


  1. Empowering individuals to be confident public speakers which translates to other aspects of their lives.

  2. Providing opportunity for career development through ongoing performances for participants.

  3. National touring opportunities to take the ensemble interstate.

Conditions of Entry:

Deadline: 20 January 2019

Applicants must be 18+

An example of South Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, British Indian Ocean Territory, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

We strongly encourage those who identify as gender fluid and transgender to apply.

Contact Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa at if you would like any further information or have any queries/concerns.

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This project has been funded by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Centre for Stories