Paraya , 2014

Paraya, 2014

Mind Adventures is based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. 

Inspired by events and people in our country, we are committed to creating and staging original work that explores socio-political concepts in a compelling and engaging manner. Our plays are devised, and often site specific and immersive.

Mind Adventures also runs a workshop project that focuses on teaching critical thinking skills, employing drama therapy techniques and creating performances with youth around the country.

Established in 1999 by Artistic Director Tracy Holsinger, Mind Adventures productions have been supported by the governments of Switzerland, Germany, The British Council and by renowned philanthropist Sunethra Bandaranaike.

Mind Adventures has toured Sri Lanka and India with original productions and has been featured at international arts festivals such as the The Hindu newspaper's Metroplus festival, the Galle Literary Festival and Colomboscope.

Tracy Holsinger Artistic Director

Tracy is an award winning director and teacher and a founding member of Mind Adventures. She is a graduate in Drama and Theatre Arts, Goldsmiths College, University of London and a Licentiate in teaching Drama from Trinity Guildhall, UK. Tracy is the recipient of the BUNKA Award for Special Achievement in Theatre and the Sunethra Bandaranaike Trust grant for new theatre-making. She has worked in several capacities both in Sri Lanka and the UK for companies such as Stoll Moss Theatres, Adventures In Motion Pictures, BBC Radio 4, Stages Theatre Group, Joint Effort, StageLight&Magic Inc, The Workshop Players, The Performing Arts Company and the Jana Karaliya Troupe.

Lihan Mendis Company Manager

Lihan is an actor, director and administrator, and holds an ATCL in Performance Arts with Distinction from Trinity College London. He has performed on stage with Mind Adventures, The Workshop Players, The Grassrooted Trust and the Combined Theatre Company and on screen in shortfilms by Life Broadcasting Pictures and Tuk Tuk Films. He was also featured in a minor role for Series 3 of ITV’s ‘The Good Karma Hospital’. He made his directorial debut with the Broken Leg Theatre Company in 2018.

Associated Artistes

Arun Welandawe-Prematilleke is an actor, writer and director, and a graduate in Drama and Theatre Arts, Goldsmiths College, London. Arun specializes in Immersive Theatre and has directed numerous Mind Adventures’ productions from 2013-2017. He has worked in London with several devised and immersive performance companies, such as Frantic Assembly, You Me Bum Bum Train and Retz. Arun currently lectures on film at the Academy of Design in Colombo, and is a founding member of the Hot Butter Collective, an artist collective, and Scout, a logistical management company for filming in Sri Lanka.

Tehani Chitty is an actor and dramatherapist. She is a graduate in Drama and Movement Therapy, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. Tehani is also registered with the UK Health and Care Professions Council and is a member of the British Association of Dramatherapists. Alongside her performances with Mind Adventures, Tehani has also performed with Stages Theatre Group, Joint Effort Company, Floating Space and StageLight&Magic Inc. She currently practices as a therapist and designs and facilitates workshops on community building and intra-personal reflection. Her client groups include children with emotional and behavioral difficulties, adults with anxiety and those who have experienced trauma. 

Ruvin de Silva is an actor, director, photographer and a graduate of the Academy of Design, Colombo. He has directed Mind Adventures’ devised youth outreach projects for organizations such as The Galle Literary Festival, The Clarendon Children’s Home and The Warehouse Project. In addition to his work with Mind Adventures, Ruvin has also performed for BBC Radio 4, Joint Effort and Floating Space. He has also acted in numerous films including Kyentse Norbu’s ‘Vara: A Blessing’ and ‘Elephant’ by Rehan Muddanayake.

Vindhya Fernando is an actor and director. She received her BA in Theatre and Sociology in 2014 from Suffolk University, Boston. She received her training in performance and has also directed and stage managed productions whilst working for Company One Theatre and Central Square Theatre in the US. She is also a classically trained singer and holds an Associate Diploma for singing (ATCL) from Trinity College London.