Nipuni Sharada

Nipuni is writer and performer from Sri Lanka.  She attended Colombo’s University of the Visual and Performing arts, graduating first class with a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft). She has worked as an actor, vocalist, playwright, director, composer and costume designer in Sri Lankan Theatre since 2012. In 2016 she directed her play 1+1-1 at the Panibharatha Theatre as part of the 10th Anniversary Academic Thespians Theatre Festival. She is now set to appear in Belvoir’s production of Counting and Cracking in 2019.

Nipuni recently appeared in the 2017 film Her. Him. The Other. directed by Prasanna Withanage. She will also be featured in the forthcoming film Bullet Proof Children as an actor and playback singer. Nipuni has received a number of awards including Best Supporting Actress in State Theatre Festival, 2015, as well as Best Music Design and Costume Design in the State Youth Drama Festival, Sri Lanka.

For more information and a link to tickets visit the official page for Counting and Cracking.

Watch below to hear Nipuni speak about the show in her native tongue, Sinhala; a language that appears with translations in the play.