Ruwanthie de Chickera is a playwright, screenwriter, theatre director and cultural activist. De Chickera has a strong belief in the practice, politics and philosophy of ‘devising’ – a theatre approach of collective creativity and leadership that challenges existing structures of authorship, power-sharing and change.
Her award-winning film “Machan” has been screened in over 50 countries. De Chickera is artistic director of Stages Theatre Group, an ensemble theatre company that produces socially and politically conscious original Sri Lankan Theatre. She is an Eisenhower Fellow and head of Research and Writing of the Arts and Cultural Policy Desk in Sri Lanka, a citizens initiative, mandated to draft the National Arts and Cultural Policy for Sri Lanka
Further information may be found at www.dechickera.com
Curfews of Thought
A chapter reflecting on the collaborative development of Thought Curfew and other productions.
Mirror Projects exhibited within the Alternate Languages exhibition at the Royal Academy.
Reverse Images : Brexit (2019), an installation considering the evolving meaning of evidence.
Cancelled Arts Programme
The CANCELLED Arts Programme was a curated intervention to the first World Conference on Statelessness.
Human Rights Arts 2018
Human Rights Arts 2018 was an artistic response to an extraordinary ongoing political crisis in Sri Lanka.
Mirror IV : Legacy
A two-screen instatllation reflecting on the dynamics of inherited memories of violence.
The WAR Dialogues were convened by Empathy & Risk at the invitation of The British Council.