Sharu Loves Hats
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SHARU LOVES HATS (PRODUCER SHARU DELILKAN)
With over 20 years experience as arts journalist, PR Consultant and music manager, Sharu’s production company Sharu Loves Hats specialises in producing, publicising and marketing the arts.
Previous producing work includes Assistant Producer for The Edge’s Timeout Season of The Secret of Dongting Lake at Auckland’s Town Hall (2010), Associate Producer for Indian Ink Theatre Company’s Auckland and Hamilton seasons of Guru of Chai (2010-2011) and Intern Producer for Red Leap Theatre’s Auckland season of Shaun Tan's The Arrival (2012-13).
Since forming Sharu Loves Hats (2013) Sharu has produced Ryan Richards’ A Boy Wonder at The Basement (2015) and Central Otago/Southland Tour (2015), Newmarket Stage Company’s production, starring George Henare, of Educating Rita (2013) and Tuesdays with Morrie (2014), Dianna Fuemana's Niuean-Kiwi play Birds at The Basement (2013) and the NZ Fringe Festival in Wellington (2014), as well as Amy Waller's original Kiwi solo show Gloria at Orewa’s Centrestage Theatre (June/July 2013) and TAPAC, The Auckland Performing Arts Centre (Nov 2013).
Sharu Loves Hats' was publicist for Te Rehia Theatre Company’s groundbreaking work Hoki Mai Tama Ma, which toured around Auckland and Whangarei (May – Aug 2014). Previous arts publicity work, in addition to the shows produced, includes The Modern Maori Quartet’s show Nga Bro e Wha at Galatos Live, Auckland (Oct 2013). Sharu is also a founding member of the Ruia Taitea Creative whanau that started Auckland’s newest Maori theatre, Te Pou.
Besides marketing, publicising and producing shows, Sharu Loves Hats was responsible for initiating a charity drive to raise awareness about mental health with Black Dog Relief: A Cabaret for Robbie Tripe (Mar and Sept 2015), raising over $8,500.
Sharu Loves Hats was awarded The Tour-Makers Award for Travelling Hero at the 2015 Auckland Theatre Awards for touring A Boy Wonder in Central Otago/Southland earlier that year.
Sharu Loves Hats co-produced the all-female version of Henry V featuring forty fabulous females, with ShakeItUp! in association with The Wallace Arts Trust, in 2016 at The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, the inaugural Pop Up Globe and Pumphouse.