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RASHMA N KALSIE is an Indian writer-playwright based in Australia. She is the founder of the Indian Diaspora Dramatics Association. She has been representing Indian theatre in Australia as an Ambassador on MTC Connect program, an initiative of Melbourne Theatre Company and Multicultural Arts Victoria, since 2013. Her previous play The Day I Left Home was part of NEON Readings, MTC’s Festival of Independent Theatre in 2015.

Melbourne Talam
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Melbourne Talam

Rashma N. Kalsie

I have completely lost my talam. All I hear is the ring of mobile phones, the noise of escalators, platform announcements and  the trains squealing on the tracks.  Where’s the koyal, where’s the ring of temple bells, where’s Carnatic music,  where’s my mother’s voice?

Three young people see each other across a crowded Flagstaff station. They just missed the train. Now they wait. And think. They think about home: Punjab, Delhi, Hyderabad. And about how they just can’t seem to get Melbourne’s rhythm right. And of all the impossible things they must do to stay. And their time is running out.

Developed through MTC CONNECT and the NEON and Cybec Electric play development programs, this vibrant play puts Melbourne’s contemporary social issues at centre stage.

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Cast : 1F, 2M
Currency Press | 978-1-76062-085-1 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB