Besen Family Artist
Chenturan Aran is a Sri Lankan Australian playwright, journalist, and rapper. He has been published at The Age and is part of the editorial team at SAARI – a blog that platforms South Asian Australian writers. He is also a tutor at Uni Melbourne, teaching documentary film and mobile journalism. His play Just Pass The Papadums, Katherine won the Union House Theatre Award for Best New Writing in 2020. The script was developed during a mentorship with Samah Sabawi and featured Osamah Sami in a Zoom table read. Chenturan is also an active member of the Melbourne underground rap scene, performing under the name ‘Chen Be Quiet’.
Besen Family Artist Program Placement, 2021, Writing