Tonight, I will be performing Stories from the Gurukalam, a 15 minute solo piece about Kattaikkuttu performers. I’m very excited to present this play, which is an accumulation of my work at Bennington in both theatre and anthropology. The piece will be performed as part of the Solo Performance Class showings, starting at 7 in Margot Tenney theatre at Bennington College. I also wanted to take this opportunity to give a thank you to everyone who has made this work possible, my friends and mentors at the Kattaikkuttu Gurukalam, the faculty in both the drama and anthropology departments, and my fellow performers in the Solo Performance class. I’ve very excited to be presenting this work as my last performance at Bennington College.