Love and Other Objects

Directed by Jayampathi Guruge

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Love and Other Objects is a play created on true love experienced and expressed 

8-9 November  2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Running time – 2 hours (no interval)
Language - English ; Sinhala

The opening show was supported by the Goethe-Insitut.

STG_Love_OtherObject_By Prauda Buwaneka


This is a devised play produced by the 2018 batch of the Stages Senior Ensemble. Its cast included members of the Senior Ensemble as well as guest artists.

The production set out to reduce the divide between art and real life, creating a shared experience between people, rather than a performance viewed by an audience.  It used real love letters and true experiences of the artists. It was performed in an intimate space with actors mingling and interacting with the audience.


“ Tastefully done ! ”

— Daminda Prasad Nanadarathna

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Looking Back

Artists involved in creating this play reflect on the creative process; explaining how the idea came about, how it grew, changed and what finally made it to the production.

Read the Resource Pack and watch the Stages Looking Back Video to gain insight into the process behind creating this play.

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 This play emerged from a devising process led by the members of the Stages Theatre Group Senior Ensemble. It was the culmination of a 15-week actor-training workshop.  The devising process began during a residential retreat when artists decided to use their own love letters as a starting point.
‘Love’ has great potential to bind people in vulnerability. This aided the devising process, which pushed actors to strive toward sharing truth and genuine emotions, instead of hiding behind a character.


After the concept of Love and Other Objects was agreed on, the team worked on developing the script derived from their own love letters.
For three months the ensemble experimented with how their love letters could be performed.  The young artists were given the time and space to experiment with the art of devising so that they may own the process themselves.  The leaning towards a sharing of experience rather than a performance became something the group wanted to pursue.

Meet The Cast

Dilrukshi Fonseka

Guest Artist

Nipuni Sharada

Guest Artist

 Palitha Abeyrathne


Pathum Dharmarathna




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