Author: Ahilan Karunaharan

Born in the UK, bred in Aotearoa, Ahilan Karunaharan is a writer, actor, director and producer of Srilankan Tamil descent. From intimate encounters to large-scale epics, pioneering works for the South Asian community, international arts festivals, immersive participatory installations and musicals, Karunaharan has been involved in shows, productions and festivals both nationally and internationally. His plays include The Mourning After, Tea and My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak. In 2018 Ahi won The Bruce Mason Playwright Award, recognising his work as an outstanding New Zealand playwright.

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