Kalyani Pandya is a writer and comedian who has plenty to say about life as a South Asian queer person, expelled from Uganda and now living on Algonquin territories. She has performed at Yuk Yuk’s, Absolute Comedy, the Palais du Congress, The National Archives of Canada, NAC’s Fourth Stage, the Terry Fox Center, the Vancouver Queer International Film Festival, Vancouver’s 5 x 15, and numerous other venues.
Her very first one woman show, “Why Should I Send YOU to Camp?” was produced by Georgine Pastershank. She was Trikone Magazine’s regular columinist, “Pretty Boy”, and her poems and short stories have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies including CV2, Her Mother’s Ashes (TSAR), and Pearls of Passion (Sister Vision Press).
Her one-woman show, “The Arrangement, The Marriage, and Me”, was produced by the Ottawa Storytellers and debuted in May, 2014, at the National Arts Centre.