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Golam Sarwar Harun

By Steven Franco

Golam Sarwar Harun is a singer, actor, playwright, and a director. He recently completed an off-Broadway run of Public Obscenities where he played the character of Jitesh and won the Drama Desk Ensemble award for Outstanding Performance. Most recently, he has been working with Radical Evolution in an international theater exchange workshop with Jana Natya Manch from New Delhi.

Harun also directs films and television commercials. As an actor, he has played the lead in Three Penny OperaMarat-Sade, and Mrichchakatikam, among others. He is the Artistic Director of Dhaka Drama, a theater group founded in Queens, New York, and has co-directed plays like I ShakuntalaNo Man’s LandNirastra (Unarmed), and directed Dhaboman (The Run), among others. His works have featured in multiple South Asian Theatre Festivals over the years. Apart from the theatre world, Harun has acted in multiple films from Bangladesh, and most notably in Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist in the US.

Harun has been the recipient of theater grants from Queens Council on the Arts for his co-written play, Stories of Jackson Heights, which was a major success in the prestigious Queens Theatre. Harun also received the Citizens Committee for New York City grant for his collaborative venture, I Shakuntala.