“In 2011, Jake Oorloff was awarded the Sunethra Bandaranaike Trust Grant for New Theatre-Making Projects to create a work for the theatre under the theme of ‘Reconciliation.’ The resulting work, ‘My Other History,’ was performed in Colombo, Galle and Kandy, culminating in a performance in Jaffna (2012) (…) Oorloff is a consistent and significant voice in the context of art that is activist, and against the backdrop of war in the country, the work speaks for counter-narratives that so often go unacknowledged.” (ARTRA Magazine)

Jake is a theatre practitioner based in Colombo. A co-founder of the Floating Space Theatre Company, he served as its Artistic Director from 2007–12. His live art performance considers the place of text as monuments of our times, thus playing with the notion and position of power and displacement in a response to the work of T.V. Santosh.