Ms. Nipuni Sharada Pathirage

Qualifications: BPA (Special), UVPA

Profile:

Ms. Pathirage is an actor and a vocalist. She is a graduate of UVPA and was the first to receive the Performing Arts Gold Medal, Dr Mahagama Sekara Memorial Scholarship and, Dr Ranjan Abeysinghe and Dr Michel Emas Scholarship for the highest grade point average with a first class from the Department of Drama, Oriental Ballet and Modern Dance in 2017. In 2019, she took part in an International Theater production titled: Counting and Cracking produced by Belvoir and Co-curious Theater Company, Australia. This production represented Sydney Theater Festival and Adelaide Festival.

Research Interests:

Acting, Performance Studies, Theatre Music

Publications:

Awards:

  • 2017: Special Jury Award for Music Design : Prapathaya Lanaga Wanaspathi (Lengthy Play) directed by Ranga Manupriya at Youth Award Ceremony
  • 2016: Best Supporting Actress Award : Suranganak Bandu Puranganak (Lengthy Play), directed by Ranga Manupriya and Damith Aluthgama at Youth Award Ceremony
  • 2016: Best Actress Nominee and Merit for Acting : Black (Monologue play) by Rithmika Wanniarachcchi at Youth Award Ceremony
  • 2015: Best Costume Design Award : Mama Adakumbai (short play) By Devinda Wickramasinghe
  • 2014 : Best Supporting Actress Award : Cherry Uyana (Lengthy Play), directed by Ranga Manupriya, Damith Aluthgama and Chathura Dasanayaka at State Theatre Festival

Achievements:

  • 2017: Performing Arts Gold Medal for receiving Highest Grade Point (GPA) Average with First Class, University of the Visual and Performing Arts, Sri Lanka
  • 2017: Dr Mahagama Sekara Memorial Scholarship for receiving Highest Grade Point (GPA) Average with First Class by the University of the Visual and Performing Arts, Sri Lanka
  • 2017: Dr Ranjan Abeysinghe and Dr Michel Emas Scholarship for receiving Highest Grade Point (GPA) Average with First Class by the University of the Visual and Performing Arts, Sri Lanka”

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