Tuesday, Oct. 4 | 6 pm | Jewett Auditorium
D’Lo is a queer Tamil Sri L.A.nkan-American, political theatre artist/writer, director, comedian, and music producer. In D’FaQTo Life, D’Lo delivers a laugh-out-loud funny and poignant monologue about a mother coming to terms with her daughter being gay.
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” intersects with a passion to create political art. D’Lo has performed and facilitated performance and writing workshops internationally from Germany to India, having recently held workshops in LA with SATRANG and as a teaching artist with Tea da ProductionsTheatre Company. D’Lo’s work has been published in various anthologies and academic journals, most recently DesiRap: Hip Hop and South Asian America and Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic (co-edited by Sharon Bridgforth). D’Lo holds a BA from UCLA in Ethnomusicology and is a graduate of New York School of Audio Engineering (SAE).
Checkout a sampler of D’Lo’s work:
D’Lo portrays a mother coming to terms with her daughter being gay in “D’Amma“.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laGWzJKSyF4&feature=player_embedded
For more information about D’Lo, visit dlocokid.com.