A headshot of Sarita So, a woman with long dark hair wearing a dark top. She looks directly into the camera, her face neutral. Her eyes reflect the studio lighting. The background is a dark grey.

Sarita So (she/her)

Creative Associate

Writer, Performer, Director, Producer

Sarita is a first-generation Cambodian-born New Zealander. She is an actor, writer,  producer, and co-founder of the company I Ken So Productions with partner Ui  Natano Keni, founded in 2017. She is a graduate of both Victoria University and Toi  Whakaari, completing her MA in Creative Scriptwriting at the International Institute of  Modern Letters at Victoria University 2017. 

Sarita produced the co-written show Riverside Kings with co-writer and director  Natano Keni. Riverside Kings went on to win at the Wellington Theatre Awards 2017, receiving The Peter Harcourt Award for best new playwright. Sarita was also a  previous winner of the Chapman Tripp awards in 2013 for her first play Neang Neak's Legacy, as best new playwright.