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S. Shakthidharan S. Shakthidharan i(8536697 works by) (a.k.a. Shakthi)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Sri Lankan ; Tamil
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'Shakthi is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Kurinji. He’s an western Sydney storyteller with Sri Lankan heritage and Tamil ancestry. He’s a writer, director and producer of film and theatre, as well as a composer and performer of original music.' (https://booksfromaustralia.com/book/counting-and-cracking/

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y separately published work icon Counting and Cracking 2019 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2020 14530930 2019 single work drama

'On the banks of the Georges River, Radha and her son Siddhartha release the ashes of Radha’s mother – their final connection to the past, to Sri Lanka and its struggles. Now they are free to embrace their lives in Australia. Then a phone call from Colombo brings the past spinning back to life, and we are plunged into an epic story of love and political strife, of home and exile, of parents and children

'Counting and Cracking is a big new play about Australia like none we’ve seen before. This is life on a large canvas, so we are leaving Belvoir St and building a Sri Lankan town hall inside Sydney Town Hall. Sixteen actors play four generations of a family, from Colombo to Pendle Hill, in a story about Australia as a land of refuge, about Sri Lanka’s efforts to remain united, about reconciliation within families, across countries, across generations.'

Source: Belvoir St Theatre.

2020 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting
2020 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Victorian Prize for Literature
2020 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Drama
2019 winner Sydney Theatre Awards Best New Australian Work
2019 winner Sydney Theatre Awards Best Direction of a Mainstage Production
2019 nominated Sydney Theatre Awards Best Mainstage Production
2019 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Production of a Play
2019 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Direction of a Play
2019 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best New Australian Work
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