The Park’s The Other Festival - 2003  
    Music. Dance. Drama. Art. You.   

    The Chinmaya Heritage Centre, Chennai  
    # 2, 13th Avenue  
    Harrington Road, Chennai 600034  

    Thursday December 4, 2003 
    Pritham K Chakravarthy (Chennai) “Vellavi” - Solo Theater 
    Pritham K Chakravarthy is a playwright, director, performer, film critic and activist from Chennai. Recent performances include: Meendum meendum, Surya Mukam and her own solo piece about aravanis: Nirvanam. The latter has toured India, the USA under a Fulbright Fellowship and 2002 Edinburgh International Festival.  She is presently working on Orientations, a theatre production by Border Crossings, which opened in October 2003 at Watermans in London, UK. This piece will tour the UK and India in 2004-05. 
    "Vellavi", an autobiographical narrative about a traditional dhobi woman, was documented by Parthibaraja, coordinated by A Mangai and produced by Voicing Silence of M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation.  

    This single woman piece covering the socio-economic life of a traditional dhobi in remote Tamilnadu was premiered at Dalit Kalai Vizha in 1998 and has traveled to a variety of audiences since then. 

    What is The Other Festival?   
    • The Other Festival   • 2003   
    • Organizers Speak on The Other Festival   • 2003 
    • Sponsors Speak on The Other Festival   • 2003  
    • Photo Gallery of The Other Festival   • 2003