Marlon Ariyasinghe

Poet, theatre director, and actor, Marlon is a masters graduate in English literature from the University of Geneva. In his dramatic productions in Sri Lanka and in Switzerland, he has experimented with different genres of theatre as well as closely working with directors of Shakespearean plays from the Globe Theatre. He is the current secretary of the Sri Lanka Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies. He is also the author of Froteztology, a collection of poetry published in 2011. His critical, ideological perspectives and creative work are heavily influenced by Post-colonial literature and theory, diasporic literature and comparative literature. His master’s thesis interrogated the reconstruction of history through memory and nostalgia in migrant writing.