About Lakshmi Damayanthi

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Lakshmi is a noted performing artist from Sri Lanka where she has been actively engaged as an actress in theatre, television and film.

I make a living as a artist and teacher

Artist, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Actress
Lakshmi Damayanthi Bulathsinghala is an adjunct Assistant Professor who teaches for the Departments of Theatre; Asian and Asian American Studies; Music; and the program Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

She received her PhD in the program in Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture from Binghamton University. She also holds two MA degrees in theatre: one from her home country Sri Lanka (University of Kelaniya) and the other from Binghamton University; in both places she majored in directing. Her directing activities at Binghamton include Patrick Marber’s After Miss Julie and Lee Blessing’s Independence. Since 2013 she has developed and taught courses titled “Dances of South Asia,” “Introduction to Asian Theatre,” “Dance-Drama Styles in India,” “Introduction to Indian Vocal Music.” “Women’s Lives in South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora,” “Women in Film: World Cultures,” “Imagining Women in South Asia” and “South Asian Culture and Society”.

  • Binghamton University, State University of New York – United States

    Doctor of Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Program in Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture, Spring 2018

    “Indigenous Folk Styles and the Creation of the Modern Sinhala Theatre in Post-Independence Sri Lanka” (dissertation supervisor: Elizabeth Tucker)

  • Binghamton University, State University of New York – United States

    Graduate Certificate in Feminist Theory, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Spring 2018

  • Binghamton University, State University of New York – United States

    Master of Arts in Theatre (Concentration in Directing), 2010

  • University of Kelaniya – Sri Lanka

    Master of Arts in Theatre, 2006

  • University of Colombo – Sri Lanka

    Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Journalism, and Sinhalese, 2002

  • University of Sri Jayawardanepura – Sri Lanka

    Diploma in Writership and Communication, 2002

  • Bhathkhande Music Institute University – India

    Visharad Degree in Classical Music (Vocal), 2000

  • Dances of South Asia

    (THEA 389A; AAAS 380K) Fall 2013; Fall 2014; Fall 2015; Spring & Fall 2016; Fall 2017; Spring & Fall 2018; Spring & Fall 2019; Spring & Fall 2020; Spring 2021; Fall 2021

  • Introduction to Asian Theatre

    (THEA 389E; AAAS 380Q) Summer 2015; Winter & Summer 2016; Winter 2017; Winter, Summer, & Fall 2018; Winter 2019; Summer 2020; Winter 2021; Summer 2021

  • Dance-drama Styles in India

    (THEA 389V; AAAS 380J) Winter & Summer 2017; Winter & Summer 2018; Winter & Summer 2020; Summer 2021

  • Women in Film: World Cultures

    (WGSS 283C) Fall 2019; Fall 2020; Fall 2021

  • Women’s Lives in South Asia & the South Asian Diaspora

    (WGSS 283A; AAAS 284C) Spring 2019; (AAAS 280D; WGSS 283A) Spring 2020; Spring 2021

  • Gender and Sexuality in South Asia & the South Asian Diaspora

    (WGSS 280E) Summer 2017

  • Introduction to Indian Vocal Music

    (MUS 146; AAAS 180V) Spring 2019

  • Imagining Women in South Asia

    (AAAS 284A; WGSS 280B) Fall 2013; Summer 2016

  • South Asian Culture and Society

    (AAAS 280F) Spring 2013

  • Oral Interpretation

    (THR 114 [SUNY Broome]) Fall 2015; Spring & Fall 2016; Spring & Fall 2017