Friday, October 31, 2014

D'Lo performance to close Asterisk Trans* Conference

A performance by D'Lo - a queer/transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American actor / writer / comedian - will close the Asterisk Trans* Conference on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

D’Lo is the creator of the “Coming Out, Coming Home” writing workshop series, which have taken place with South Asian and/or Immigrant Queer Organizations nationally. He is also an artistic core member of Teada Productions and on the board for Brown Boi Project and a co-producer with DisOriented Comedy.

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, D’Lo tours Ramble-Ations: A One D’Lo Show, directed by Adelina Anthony, 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, directed by Steven Sapp of Universes, which has toured internationally (SF, NY, Manchester, UK and 7-city tour in India and Sri Lanka) will be coming to LA in 2015, while he works on his other projects To T, or Not to T and GodFreaQ.

The 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 as Taj, on the Amazon series TRANSPARENT and the Netflix series SENSE 8, Mikki del Monico’s film ALTO, and Sundance Fellow Adelina Anthony’s film BRUISING FOR BESOS. He also appears on the web series EASTSIDERS and DYKE CENTRAL.

Aside from acting and stand up, D'Lo is currently  working on a few musical projects with local musicians in LA, producing and going back to his hip-hop roots.

Learn more about D’Lo’s performances, writings, and collaborations at

Online registration and the conference call for programs are both open for the Asterisk Trans* Conference.