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A show based on spicy, real life stories


Masala Monologues® is a theatre production based on real life stories from South Asian women, written across workshops over 2 years. These are stories from our culture, stories about the taboos we face as South Asian women: sex, sexuality, periods, body hair, menopause, body shaming and more. Here's a video of the WIP show at Rich Mix on 17th April 2019, created by Soul Sutras® in collaboration with Loquitur Theatre. The audience loved it, the feedback was super positive. Watch this space for more Masala Monologues® ...coming soon!
 

Quotes...

AUDIENCE MEMBERS

“Masala Monologues is an urgent, relevant and radical piece of theatre & story telling.”

 “It's the closest I've seen my identity represented on stage, and that's anywhere in the world!”

“Moving, hilarious, shocking, sad, illuminating, brilliant…”

“Perspectives on sex and sexuality from the often unheard voices of South Asian women.”

 “Soul Sutras is giving South Asian women a platform to challenge the world we live in.”

CONTRIBUTOR QUOTES
"The process of writing for Masala Monologues was incredibly cathartic. Being asked to explore how my culture and my sexuality intersected helped me to unlock some things that I would’ve have otherwise left unexamined!" - Alex D’sa

 “Having the opportunity to explore how my sexual encounters have been shaped by my Asian heritage and family expectations was a liberating experience.” - Karina Jayaratnam

ACTOR QUOTES

"This is shaping up to be some of the most valuable work that I have ever done." - Sharita Oomeer 

 I've never seen roles like this for South Asian female actors. And I've worked in this business for a while...!" -Shireen Farkhoy 

 


A project based on spicy real life stories


Masala Monologues® is based on real-life (anonymous) stories from South Asian women across all ages and backgrounds. These stories come from a series of workshops & interviews where women gather, open up to each other and share. There are funny stories. Sad stories. Sexy stories. The stories are being shaped into a theatre production of Masala Monologues®, a book, an ongoing digital project and well...the world’s our (spicy) oyster.
 

Quotes

AUDIENCE MEMBERS
“Masala Monologues is an urgent, relevant and radical piece of theatre & story telling.”

 “It's the closest I've seen my identity represented on stage, and that's anywhere in the world!”

“Moving, hilarious, shocking, sad, illuminating, brilliant…”

“Perspectives on sex and sexuality from the often unheard voices of South Asian women.”

 “Soul Sutras is giving South Asian women a platform to challenge the world we live in.”
 
CONTRIBUTOR QUOTES
 "The process of writing for Masala Monologues was incredibly cathartic. Being asked to explore how my culture and my sexuality intersected helped me to unlock some things that I would’ve have otherwise left unexamined!" - Alex D’sa

 “Having the opportunity to explore how my sexual encounters have been shaped by my Asian heritage and family expectations was a liberating experience.” -Karina Jayaratnam

 

ACTOR QUOTES
"This is shaping up to be some of the most valuable work that I have ever done."- Sharita Oomeer

 "I've never seen roles like this for South Asian female actors. And I've worked in this business for a while...!" - Shireen Farkhoy

A project based on spicy real life stories


Masala Monologues® is based on real-life (anonymous) stories from South Asian women across all ages and backgrounds. These stories come from a series of workshops & interviews where women gather, open up to each other and share. There are funny stories. Sad stories. Sexy stories. The stories are being shaped into a theatre production of Masala Monologues®, a book, an ongoing digital project and well...the world’s our (spicy) oyster.

 Quotes

AUDIENCE MEMBERS
“Masala Monologues is an urgent, relevant and radical piece of theatre & story telling.”

 “It's the closest I've seen my identity represented on stage, and that's anywhere in the world!”

“Moving, hilarious, shocking, sad, illuminating, brilliant…”

“Perspectives on sex and sexuality from the often unheard voices of South Asian women.”

 “Soul Sutras is giving South Asian women a platform to challenge the world we live in.”
 CONTRIBUTOR QUOTES
 "The process of writing for Masala Monologues was incredibly cathartic. Being asked to explore how my culture and my sexuality intersected helped me to unlock some things that I would’ve have otherwise left unexamined!" -Alex D’sa

 “Having the opportunity to explore how my sexual encounters have been shaped by my Asian heritage and family expectations was a liberating experience.” -Karina Jayaratnam

 ACTOR QUOTES

"This is shaping up to be some of the most valuable work that I have ever done." -Sharita Oomeer

 "I've never seen roles like this for South Asian female actors. And I've worked in this business for a while...!" - Shireen Farkhoy


Workshops

Come along to a workshop

Masala Monologues workshops are safe spaces to explore our stories. I’ve been told by previous workshop attendees that these are “healing spaces.” Come along, open up and experience the magic for yourself. For upcoming workshops, email@soulsutras.co.uk

 

Contribute a story

South Asian women, I want to hear your stories. Stories about the taboos that you’ve faced in your life, told from your unique cultural point of view. Stories that could be featured in the theatre production of Masala Monologues. What kind of stories? Sad stories. Sexy stories. Weird stories. Sweet stories. About sex, sexuality, periods, menopause, body hair, colourism, mental health, giving birth…all those things that we’re not “supposed” to talk about. For submission guidelines, email@soulsutras.co.uk

 

What will you do with my story?

Once your stories are collected, chosen and curated, I’ll be working with theatre professionals and actors to create…drum roll please….a theatrical production of MASALA MONOLOGUES®. As well a book & an ongoing digital project.

 

Why Masala Monologues?


Let’s be honest. There are no places for South Asian women to talk about sex & sexuality openly. Certainly not in the culture we come from nor in modern Western culture where we're either seen as asexual creatures or fetishised. Our sexuality is such a fundamental part of our lives as women. However there’s such shame and taboo attached to sex in South Asian culture. It’s time to change that.
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