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Performance Artist/Comedian D'Lo to Perform at Pomona College

D’Lo, a queer Tamil-Sri L.A.nkan-American political theatre writer, musician, performance artist and comedian, will perform a solo show, “D’FaQTo Life”, as part of the Art After Hours program at the Pomona College Museum of Art on Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public. 

Using stand-up comedy, spoken word poetry and theater, “D’FaQTo Life” will explore topics and emotions relating to South Asia, being a child of immigrants, transgender justice, hip-hop culture and queer identity.

D’Lo has performed and/or facilitated performance and writing workshops extensively across North America, U.K., Germany, Sri Lanka and India. D’Lo’s tour, “Ramble-Ations: A One D’Lo Show,” received the National Performance Network Creation Fund Grant and support from the Durfee Foundation Grant. D’Lo’s play Boys That Pray will premiere in San Francisco this year.

D’Lo has participated with several performance groups (Artwallah, Great Leap, Arpana Dance Company, Mujeres de Maiz, SATRANG, Teada Productions Theater Company), working closely with diverse youth as a teaching artist and has been published in various anthologies, most recently in Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic (2010) and Desi Rap: Hip Hop and South Asia America (2008). D'Lo holds a B.A. from UCLA in Ethnomusicology and is a graduate of New York's School of Audio Engineering.

This event will be held at the Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont) and is sponsored by the Pomona College Asian American Resource Center, the Queer Resource Center and Pomona College Museum Art After Hours. Information: (909) 607-7543 or www.pomona.edu/museum.