Jayampathi Guruge

Director / Designer / Actor

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Jayampathi Guruge is most well known as the director of ‘WALKING PATH – a play without words’, the recent hit play in Sri Lanka, which was critically very well received.  It has been hailed as a new dimension to Sri Lankan theatre.

His entrance into the theatre has been through design and acting, and he is a well respected multidisciplinary artist – having received critical acclaim (and several local awards) working as an actor, set designer, costume designer, lighting designer, stage manager and makeup artist since 2002.

He has a First Class degree in Drama and Theatre from the University of the Visual and Performing Arts, and recently toured India as a part of the artistes’ training programme of Stages Theatre Group. There, he conducted workshops in Acting, Choreography & Make up.

Jayampathi worked as a designer in “Sellotape”, “Kalumaali”, “Putu 11” and “Agamemnon” among others.  He was assistant director for “Kalumaali” (2012), co-director for “Sanni 18k” (2011) and directed “Frames” (2012).

Jayampathi is a core member of Stages Theatre Group, which he is helping set up as a full time professional theatre company in Sri Lanka.

Click on the links to view photographs of his plays and workshops:


Grease Yaka
Designer / Choreographer / Co-Conceptualiser in  “GREASE YAKA” (2014)


Walking Path

Director / Designer / Co-Conceptualiser in “WALKING PATH” (2014)


Make up workshop in India
Workshop on special effects make-up in India (2014)


Accidental Death
Designer / Director / Actor in “ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST” (2014)



Director / Playwright / Designer in “MUJARI” (2014)



Co-Conceptualiser / Lighting Designer in “SELLOTAPE” (2013)



Designer / Assistant Director / Actor in “KALUMAALI” (2012)


Not out

Actor / Make-up Artist in “NOT OUT” (2012)



Actor in “RAVANA” (2012)


Sanni 18

Co-Director / Actor in “SANNI 18″ (2011)


In search of sivaramani


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