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Visiting Artist D'Lo

Visiting Artist D'Lo

D'Lo is a queer Tamil Sri-L.A.nkan political theatre artist/writer, director, comedian, and music producer who has performed extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Sri Lanka, and India. In addition to creating and performing his own work, D'Lo also works as an actor and collaborates with companies such as TeAda and Great Leap.D'Lo's performances blend storytelling, autobiographical monologue, hip-hop/spoken word, and stand-up comedy. D'Lo's works focus on the complexities of identity, the challenges of being a transgender person of color, and growing up in a Sri Lankan immigrant family in California. 

D'Lo Schedule of Events, March 14-15, 2013ALL EVENTS ARE FREE

Thursday, March 14, 8:00 pm, Forum Theatre, RTV Building

D'FAQTo Life

A show by an infiltrator who lives underground, conspiring ways to make you think and laugh in no particular order.

De Facto(de fac·to):

in practice but not necessarily ordained by law.

actually existing, esp. when without lawful authority

existing in fact, whether legally recognized or not

D'FaQTo Lifeis a roller-coaster ride of emotions with stories executed through stand-up, spoken word/poetry, and theater. D'Lo explores topics relating to South Asia and transgender social justice from the perspective of being a child of immigrant parents, raised in hip hop culture while trying to negotiate how identifying as "queer" intersected with a passion to create political art.

Friday, March 15, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Putnam 202

D'Lo Creative Performance Workshop

D'Lo has been teaching creative workshops for over a decade for writers, poets, actors and performance artists, and those who think they are not artistic! The workshop will focus on finding a creative voice through writing and ways to enhance the written words through performance. Participants will engage in exercises that allow experimentation in writing, reading and performing work, analyzing and adapting to the challenges of different venues, connecting with audiences, and techniques to strengthen and prepare the body and voice for performance. Limit: 10

To Register: Send a brief email introducing yourself and your artistic goals to:

Friday, March 15, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, Forum Theatre, RTV Building

Open Forum with D'Lo

This conversation is open to all who attend the Thursday night performance and want to talk about it! D'Lo will respond to questions about the performance, identity, politics, or anything else the performance helped to ignite. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information about the artist, visit

For more information about D'Lo's visit to OU, contact Angie Ahlgren,

Sponsored by Arts for OHIO, and Ohio University's School of Theatre, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Women's Center, LGBT Center, Hip-Hop Congress, and School of Interdisciplinary Arts.