ELANGOVAN

ELANGOVAN, bilingual poet-playwright-director, was educated in Raffles Institution. He obtained a BA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) and a MA (Middlesex University, UK), in Theatre Directing. He has published three collections of poetry: Vizhichannalkalin Pinnalirunthu (Behind Windows of Eyes), 1979, Mounavatham (Silent Annihilation), 1984, and Transcreations (a bilingual collection), 1988, and twelve collections of plays, DOGS and Other Plays, 1996, TALAQ (Divorce), 1999, BUANG SUAY and Other Plays, 2001, FLUSH, 2002, MINES, 2003, OODAADI (Medium), 2003, O$P$ (OweMoneyPayMoney), 2004, 1915, 2005, SMEGMA, 2006, P (Shit), 2007, I, BOSE, 2009, and The GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY – THREE BANNED PLAYS, 2014. FLUSH, OODAADI and 1915, received the Singapore Internationale Award. His plays TALAQ (2000), SMEGMA (2006) and STOMA (2013), are still banned from performance in Singapore. He received the 1997 SEA (South-East Asia) Write Award in Bangkok, Thailand for his bilingual contribution to literature (poetry) and theatre in Singapore. He is the Artistic Director of Agni Kootthu (Theatre of Fire).

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