Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

My work ranges from comedy, family drama, the absurd, and historical drama, in the form of 10 minute plays, one-acts and full-length. My plays explore such issues as: being part of the Tamil minority in civil war-torn Sri Lanka, the ambiguity of dreams and reality when diagnosed with a debilitating mental illness, exploring how dictatorship is sustained by the passivity of citizens and how dangerous revolution can be if religion is involved, and how Nazi concentration camps were taken over by the conquering Soviet army and used as internment camps after WWII - among many other topics. I also write spoken word poetry and essays, as well as my most recent book about Romanian fascism (see bio!). I am multilingual and write creatively in English, Romanian, German, French, and Bislama (South Pacific pidgin).