D’Lo will discuss how we can use comedy and storytelling as tools for agency and to transform trauma into resilience in “The Transformative Power of Comedy: Storytelling as Healing Praxis".

D'Lo
D’Lo, an award-winning actor, writer, and comic, will discuss how we can use comedy and storytelling as tools for both individual and collective agency and to transform trauma into resilience in “The Transformative Power of Comedy: Storytelling as Healing Praxis,” on Thurs., Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. EST. Photo Credit: Kim Newmoney

D’Lo, an award-winning actor, writer, and comic, will discuss how we can use comedy and storytelling as tools for both individual and collective agency and to transform trauma into resilience in “The Transformative Power of Comedy: Storytelling as Healing Praxis,” on Thurs., Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. EST. 

The webinar, part of the NYU Liberal Studies Global Lecture Series, is free and open to the public; to RSVP, please visit the event’s registration page

D’Lo will be in conversation with NYU Liberal Studies Professor Sean Eve. 

In this combined comedic performance and talk, D’Lo will demonstrate how telling our stories is an act of resistance—a way to combat racism, sexism, homophobia, and other overwhelming forces. 

To learn more about this year’s Liberal Studies Global Lecture, visit the event page.

D’Lo is a queer/transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American cultural worker/activist whose work ranges from stand-up comedy, solo theater, and plays to films, short stories and poetry. D’Lo’s solo shows “Ramble-Ations”, “D’FunQT”, “D’FaQTo Life”, and “To T, or not To T” have toured theaters and festivals nationally. D’Lo’s acting credits include the television series “Looking”, “Transparent”, “Sense8”, “Mr. Robot”, and “Minimum Wage”. D’Lo will play the role of Tom in Billy Eichner’s forthcoming movie “BROS”, to be released in 2022. 

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About NYU Liberal Studies and the Global Lecture Series
NYU Liberal Studies (LS) provides a dynamic, creative, and interdisciplinary approach to the global liberal arts, offering the best of both worlds: a small college experience nestled within a large urban research university. LS is known for its engaged environment that is home to pioneering students, dedicated faculty and innovative teaching, and talented and diverse staff.  The Global Lecture Series is a signature LS event that brings an internationally renowned speaker to NYU’s Washington Square campus each academic year to encourage interdisciplinary, inspiring work across borders. For more information about NYU Liberal Studies, please visit its website

 

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