We are delighted to welcome Jehan Aloysius to the 2018 Fairway Galle Literary Festival as a participant of the FGLF Children’s Programme.

FGLF 2018 Participant - Jehan Aloysius

Jehan Aloysius is a full-time theatre practitioner as well as a visiting lecturer at the University of Visual and Performing Arts.

Over the last two decades, been involved with over 60 productions of the English and Sinhala language theatre. In addition, Jehan has been associated with The Royal Court Theatre of London, ART of Bangalore, Theatrum Botanicum of Edinburgh, Brave Theatre Festival of Poland, Rikskonsertene of Norway, The British Council, as well as the National School of Drama of India.

Jehan played lead roles at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the multi-award winning productions of Children of the Sea and Finding Marina. He has produced theatre and workshops in Norway, Poland, Scotland, Qatar and India.

In 2001, Jehan founded CentreStage Productions, an amateur theatre troupe which produces original theatre in Sri Lanka.

The focus of this non-profit troupe has always been on fostering theatre skills in young people in all areas – from scriptwriting to acting, direction and production.

The theatre troupe has many groundbreaking theatre achievements to its name. Since the initiation of their humanitarian ‘StageHands Project’ in 2005, they have also focused on using theatre for initiating social change that can develop, empower and mobilise communities to grapple with social and personal issues.

They regularly conduct theatre workshops with schools, theatre troupes, and amateur dramatists both of the English and Sinhala theatre circles.


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