Sugiyanti Ariani is a founding member of DarahRouge though her work is not confined to DarahRouge. She is active with other groups in Bandung. In 2014 sponsored by Kelola in its Empowering Women Artist’s Program and created and directed, Semanka Patih Mendut performed to rave reviews. She is a powerful and empassioned performer who brings great sensitivity and awareness to her work. Despite being Javanese, in 2008 Sugi was awarded best actress in the Festival Drama Bahasa Sunda. In her own performances and devised work, she explores the internal conflict of being Javanese born with its associated cultural restrictions and the clash with more contemporary ideals. She has recently completed her Masters at ISI, Bandung.