Srilankan, Tamil, Vaddukottai, Paruthithurai

Ahi Karunaharan is a multi-award-winning actor, writer, director for stage and screen. A graduate of Victoria University of Wellington and Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, he was the winner of the  Bruce Mason Award 2019 prize for playwriting and the 2019 award for Excellence in Artistic Leadership. Ahi has had  multiple commissions for leading theatre companies nationally and internationally.

Ahi is interested in works that make spaces for bodies, voices, and conversations that are not presented in the mainstream or on our mainstages. Ahi is dramaturging for Tanya Muagututi’a as part of Breaking Ground 2020.