Shanuki De Alwis through a delightful short act, portrayed how ‘drama therapy' can be used to breakthrough one's limitations and issues. She resonated with the audience on a personal level and successfully conveyed the idea of embracing varied roles, which also resulted in her acquiring the night’s first and only standing ovation.
Shanuki is an anomaly in Colombo; being middle-aged, sober and still unmarried. She is a well-known stage personality as well as the Assistant Artistic Director and Choreographer of the Workshop Players- one of Sri Lanka’s leading amateur English Theatre companies. She hates being defined and takes her passion to heart by playing different roles in life, constantly aiming to stay different from the rest of the human herd. In her 27-year old career, she has been a teacher, financial marketer, photography assistant, project manager, writer, TV presenter, strategic planner and has even run a company. By day, she works as a Creative at an international advertising agency network, and at other times she is a novelty cake artist, magazine columnist, animal rights activist, radio voicing artist, event emcee, and performer. She loves sharing her loud thoughts with whoever listens
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx