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Writer & Director Ahi Karunaharan watches a rehearsal of My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak

Ahi Karunaharan on Creative Mornings

Ahi Karunaharan on Creative Mornings

Writer & Director Ahi Karunaharan watches a rehearsal of My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak
Writer & Director Ahi Karunaharan watches on as Mayen Mehta, Shaan Kesha & Rashmi Pilapitiya rehearse My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak.
Cast members Mustaq Missouri, Mayen Mehta & Sanaya Doctor listen to writer & Director Ahi Karunaharan during rehearsals for My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak.

Ahi Karunaharan is an actor, writer and director, with a focus on creating stories that often go untold and amplifying voices that we don’t always hear.

I’m most excited by creatives and practitioners looking to break boxes that they are put into and collaborate with those who don’t get the centre stage often.

Ahi is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington and Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. The winner of the 2018 Bruce Mason Award, Ahi’s writing credits include The Mourning After, Anchorite, The Adventures of Rama, Swabhoomi: Borrowed Earth and Tea which premiered at the Auckland Arts Festival 2018 winning best Overall Production at the Auckland Theatre Awards.

Having been based in Auckland for the last 9 years and watching our creative sector evolve, I’ve been actively growing our South Asian creative community and have learnt the importance of creating our own stories and re-writing our narratives.

→ To hear the full interview at Creative Mornings, click here

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