Brown Voices (BV) is Singapore’s first collective of Indian theatre practitioners and playwrights. A 12-member team, founded by freelance Indian actor-director-playwright Grace Kalaiselvi, BV supports, encourages and trains play-writing, especially for quality play scripts where the narratives by Indians in Singapore take centre stage. The group previously had their regular meetings at C42, and made their debut with a reading of original works at C42’s Late-Night Texting 2019.
Under the Co-Lab Residency, Brown Voices will be presenting a series of new play-readings of freshly written scripts, as well as workshops where members will be sharing on their topics of interest and how they may intersect with theatre.
Brown Voices was in the Co-Lab Residency from January 2021 to January 2022. While in residence, members of Brown Voices presented an array of programmes for fellow playwrights and the community, including: