D’Loco Kid Comes to Macgowan Hall at UCLA
Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Macgowan Hall Room 1330
D’Lo is a trans/queer Tamil-Sri Lankan American writer/actor/comedian/music producer. He has performed and/or facilitated performance and writing workshops internationally.
This year, D’Lo became a board member or Brown Boi Project. D’Lo is also the creator of the “Coming Out, Coming Home” writing workshop series which have taken place with South Asian and/or Immigrant Queer Organizations nationally.
D'Lo's poetry and short stories have been published in various anthologies and academic journals, most recently: Desi Rap: Hip Hop and South Asia America and Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic and Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics.
Aside from touring the university/college circuit with D’FaQTo Life (pr. defacto), D’Lo tours Ramble-Ations: A One D’Lo Show which received the NPN Creation Fund Grant inclusive of residencies in 9 US cities and additional support from the Durfee Foundation Grant. His full-length stand-up storytelling show D’FunQT (pr. defunct) has toured internationally (SF, NY, Manchester, UK and 7-city tour in India and Sri Lanka).
Recent collaborations include D’Lo's work as the sound designer for Cherrie Moraga’s play New Fire which premiered at Brava Theater and touring with Adelina Anthony on her 2-person show The Beast of Times. Recently, a documentary by Crescent Diamond based on D’Lo’s life/work, called "Performing Girl," recently won the best short documentary award at Outfest 2013 and he most recently was a lead character for the short film LIT. He also appears in the new HBO series LOOKING, and Mikki del Monico’s film ALTO.