Ahi Karunaharan


Born in the UK, bred in Aotearoa, Ahi Karunaharan is an actor, writer, director and producer. He has worked in the arts sector for various shows, venues, production companies and festivals, both nationally and internationally, since graduating from Victoria University of Wellington and Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. Winner of the 2018 Bruce Mason Playwriting Award, Ahi’s writing credits for stage and radio include The Mourning After, Anchorite and Melodic Maladies. Ahi’s play TEA, which he wrote and directed, premiered at the Auckland Arts Festival 2018 and was awarded Excellence for Overall Production at the Auckland Theatre Awards. Directing highlights include Swabhoomi: Borrowed Earth for Prayas Theatre, Shoulda Woulda Coulda, Light Vs Dark: The Adventures of Rama for Auckland Theatre Company and the recent immersive participatory experience Kollywood Extra for Satellites. Ahi has worked with the internationally acclaimed theatre company Tara Arts, Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney Festival, Adelaide Festival and Silo Theatre, and is currently the Artistic Director of Agaram Productions.

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