One of the founders of The Workshop Players, and former Peterite, Surein has been part of all our productions, onstage (Lost in the Stars, Cats, Les Miserables, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, West Side Storey, The Lion King) and off stage, where he is found most often at the sound board.
Surein assisted Jerome in the direction of The Lion King (1999 & 2000), The Phantom of the Opera (2002), Oliver! (2006), Blood Brothers (2007), the Junior Workshop’s production of Bugsy Malone (2008) and the Sound of Music (2008) and is the Workshop’s Assistant Artistic Director and Music Director. He has won all our major awards including Producer’s Award and the Best Actor’s award (As Riff in West Side Story).
Getting his basics in theatre and music while in school from Jerome, Indu, Priyanthi Seneviratne and Stefan Corera, he sang with the all-male LG Singers, under the direction of the late Kalasuri Lylie Godridge and the Choro-Philharmonic directed by Mary Anne David and the late Rohan Joseph de Sarem.
Surein also recently directed Christmas Inc., The Musical (by Marissa Johnpillai) with the recently-formed Freshly Brewed Theatre group in December 2007. He has also been a part of productions with numerous directors both on & off stage, including Ruwanthie de Chickera, Jith Peries, Indu Dharmasena, Michael de Soyza and Sanith de S. Wijeyeratne. He also enjoys being an active member of the Peterite Chorale and was the Music Director of the Colombo Catholic Youth Choir that toured Germany in 2004 as part of the Pueri Cantores festival.
Eternally grateful his wife Anushka, his mother, late father and the rest of his family for their unstinting, understanding, unquestioning love and support for all his theatrical madness!