Dr. Anasuya Subasinghe
Senior Lecturer, Coordinating Editor of the Journal of Visual and Performing Arts Research
Qualifications: BA Hons (New Zealnd), PhD (Australia)
Anasuya has been working as an actor in theatre and film, and as a performance-maker and playwright in both the Sinhala and English language theatres in Sri Lanka, and has won several awards for her performances on stage and on screen. She completed her BA Hons in Theatre Studies at the University of Waikato, New Zealand and acquired her Doctoral Degree at Victoria University, Melbourne Australia. A recipient of the Victoria University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Anasuya was awarded Best PhD Thesis by the VU College of Arts and Education for her practice-led research. She has presented papers at several research forums including the Australasian Drama, Dance, and Performance Studies (ADSA) conference. Anasuya has several years of experience as a translator, and has a keen interest in actor training, inter/intra-cultural politics in theatre, gender and feminist theory in performance, mask-theatre and Dramaturgy.
Acting, performance-making, playwrighting, actor training, inter/intra-cultural politics in theatre, gender and feminist theory in performance, mask-theatre, and Dramaturgy.
- Best Immerging Actress – Sarasavi Film Awards 2015
- Best Immerging Actress – Presidential Film Awards 2015
- Best Immerging Actress – Derana Film Awards 2015
- Best Actor (Female) – State Theatre Festival 2010
- Best Supporting Actor (Female) – State Theatre Festival 2005
- Best Thesis Award – College of Arts and Education, Victoria University, Melbourne Australia (2018)
- Recipient of the Victoria University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship
- Represented Sri Lanka at the Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2019 in New Delhi, India, as the playwright, director and an actor of the theatre production ‘My Sweet Rotten Heritance’.”