D’Lo is a queer transgender Tamil Sri L.A.nkan-American, political theatre artist/writer, director, comedian and music producer.

D’Lo has performed and/or facilitated performance and writing workshops extensively (US, Canada, UK, Germany, Sri Lanka and India). 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 (LA, NY and SF).

D’Lo’s work has been published in various anthologies and academic journals, most recently: Desi Rap: Hip Hop and South Asia 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’s School of Audio Engineering (SAE). Read More »

D’FunQT Three Weekends in NYC! July 6-21

D’FunQT (pronounced “defunct”) is a one-person stand-up storytelling show featuring the inimitable comedian D’Lo sharing hilarious and poignant snapshots of the worlds that shaped who he is now.

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Posted: June 2, 2012

EDEN Pride Events presents D’FunQT: Stand Up or Die

EDEN Pride Events is excited to bring the internationally known queer Tamil Sri L.A.nkan-American, political theatre artist/writer, director, comedian and music producer D’Lo to Oakland for ONE NIGHT ONLY to perform his one-person show D’FunQT!

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Posted: May 3, 2012

APIQWTC 25th Annual Banquet – April 21

APIQWTC would like to invite you to celebrate the lunar new year at our 25th Anniversary Spring Banquet!!! Come see old friends and make new ones. The food and performances are going to be fabulous!!! D’Lo will emcee for the night.

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Posted: April 3, 2012

USC Screening of “I AM” by Sonali Gulati – April 10

I Am chronicles the journey of an Indian lesbian filmmaker who returns to Delhi, eleven years later, to re-open what was once home, and finally confronts the loss of her mother whom she never came out to. As she meets and speaks to parents of other gay and lesbian Indians, she pieces together the fabric of what family truly means, in a landscape where being gay was until recently a criminal and punishable offense.

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Posted: April 3, 2012

D’FaQto Life is coming to a campus near you!

Using excerpts from D’s different solo shows, D’FaQTo Life (pronounced De Facto) is 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.

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Posted: March 26, 2012

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