Kanchuka Dharmasiri

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Hello and welcome to Kanchuka Dharmasiri's website! Kanchuka is a theatre director, translator and scholar from Sri Lanka. She is currently teaching in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. She recently completed her PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Kanchuka's interdisciplinary research interests include postcolonial studies, theater, translation studies, early Buddhist women’s writing, performance theory, and cultural studies.

Streets Ahead with Haththotuwegama

Kanchuka is the editor of Streets Ahead with Haththotuwegama, a selection of writings by and about Gamini Haththotuwegama, a pioneer of political street theater in Sri Lanka and the leader of the Wayside and Open Theater for 35 years.