Thushara Hettihamu: Directing God of Carnage
Actors / Directors

Thushara Hettihamu: Directing God of Carnage

When Ferdinand Reille, aged 11, whacks Bruno Vallon in the face with a stick, he breaks two incisors. The kerfuffle in the playground forces the boys’ parents – Alain and Annette and Véronique and Michael – into the same room to discuss possible reconciliation. However, an encounter that begins with coffee and clafoutis quickly deteriorates: … Continue reading

Sulochana Dissanayake: Pulling on the Strings
Activists / Actors / Puppeteers / Series: Prized Possesion

Sulochana Dissanayake: Pulling on the Strings

Sulochana Dissanayake lives in a crowded house. There’s an elephant on her porch and the decapitated head of a giant on her dining room table. There’s a herd of animals – a zebra, chimpanzee, a ‘gangster’ penguin and another, smaller elephant – and a host of characters right out of Sri Lankan folklore (old Mahadanamutta … Continue reading

D’Lo: Laughing it Off
Actors / Comedians / Playwrights / Poets / The Sunday Times

D’Lo: Laughing it Off

Growing up Sri Lankan, Hindu and transgender in Lancaster, U.S.A would give D’Lo all the material he ever needed to be a comedian. His stories about a little boy “trapped” in the body of a girl born to conservative, immigrant Tamil parents are as hilarious as they’re heart wrenching; and they’re what he brought to … Continue reading

Prasad Pereira: Mad about the Movies
Actors / Filmmakers / Series: Prized Possesion

Prasad Pereira: Mad about the Movies

One imagines that somewhere on Prasad Pereira’s list of life’s essentials, you’d find ‘watching movies’ noted down just under ‘air,’ ‘water,’ and ‘food.’ “I’ve always been mad about cinema since I was really, really young and film making is very important to me,” he says, “it’s more than a career, it’s one of those things … Continue reading