D’Lo, the award-winning queer and transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American actor, writer, and comic will present his one-person show, To T or Not To T, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, a Los Angeles suburb, just in time for Pride. The show opens Saturday as part of the Center Theatre Group’s Block Party 2022 series and runs through July 10.
To T or Not to T is D’Lo’s intimate reflection on “T and transitioning,” T being testosterone. “Putting out this show into the world means that I get to make folks laugh while also sharing my personal journey to a life-affirming decision,” D’Lo tells The Advocate. “I know the human experience is ‘queering’ more than ever before, so I have hopes that anyone who is grappling with how to move on their own queer journey,or anyone who is in support of queer folks will walk away with more compassion for self and for others.”
D’Lo’s act has touched on having to come out three times — as gay, as having a girlfriend, and then as a trans man. His comedy is fresh and exciting. A Renaissance man, D’Lo has also acted in shows including Sense8, Looking, Transparent, and Mr. Robot. If that weren’t enough, he is a writer who created the Coming Out, Coming Home writing workshop series. The workshops, which have traditionally been held to make space for South Asian and LGBTQ+ folks, “provide a transformative space for workshop participants to write through their personal narratives and share their truths through a public reading,” according to D’Lo’s website.
You can purchase tickets and learn more about D’Lo’s To T or Not to T here.
Watch D’Lo’s 2015 Pride set below.