theatrical performancesPhotos Top to Bottom by: Eman Rimawi, Bran Fenner, Opie Snow, Eman Rimawii

Quiet Come Dawn -- Writer, Performer, Director; Aerial Choreopoem with Kiebpoli Calnek (Embody Aerial Dance, NYC)

Wounds Unkissed -- Writer, Performer; (The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, NYC; Stony Brook University's Wang Center, Stony Brook)

Sukh aur Dukh Ki Kahani -- Director; theater production with Andolan; The Culture Project’s Women Center Stage Festival (The Puffin Room, NYC)

Strange Rain -- Writer, Performer; National Asian American Theater Festival; (Abingdon Theater, NYC)

To Catch Just One Tear -- Writer, Director, Performer (Asian Arts Intiative, Philadelphia ; University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)

The Color of Power -- Writer, Performer; multi-media piece with Mango Tribe (Diverse Works Art Center, Houston)

Descendants of Freedom: A Futuristic Queer Hip Hop Odyssey -- Movement Director; theater production by Andre Lancaster (BRIC Studio, NYC; Here Arts Center, NYC)

The Creation Myth Project -- Director, Performer, Writer; theater production with Mango Tribe (Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Art Center, NYC)

Sisters in the Smoke -- Director, Writer, Performer; theater production by Mango Tribe (HERE Arts Center, New York City; Vittum Theater, Chicago)

Sista Overpass: The Journey of “Becoming” -- Writer, Performer, Collaborator; theater production with Sista Overpass (The Blue Theater, Austin)

A Wife’s Letter -- Performer, role: the wife; dance-theater production with Women in Motion (Barbara Barker Center for Dance, Minneapolis)



“[YaliniDream’s] writing is profound, provocative, and heart-wrenching…. As a performer, she has an incredible presence onstage….Pradeepa Jeevamanoharan’s choreography is intriguing, specific, and riveting throughout. The composer and cellist, Varuni Tiruchelvam, has a beautiful, striking presence and her music brings a powerful, magical resonance to the piece.” --Natasha Yannacanedo, review of Strange Rain, June 22, 2007


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