‘You are allowed to build a dream for yourself’
Veshalini Naidu is a multidisciplinary artist who merges poetry, visual arts and theatre in their response to gender, sexuality and race in Malaysia. They have designed for advocacy groups and non-profits, and served as Resident Designer for Theatresauce’s 2019 season. Notable performances include Still Taming & S’kolah (2016), Malaysia Throws Herself A Birthday Party (2017), The Bee (2018), and To Which My Brother Laughed (2019). Directing credits include Skin & Flowers: In Tender and ROJA:Weaving A Womxn with Dhinesha Karthigesu. They just completed their 3 month residency at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago for their queer watercolour series, Skin & Flowers.
Inner Flower Monologues
Featuring a theatre exercise where you imagine yourself as a flower, asking questions like “how many petals do you have?”, “what colour are you?”, “where do you grow?”, “are you alone?” You are allowed to build a dream for yourself, an idealised flower that represents you. This is followed by a stream of consciousness writing exercise and group sharing.