Soon after graduating from the Boston Conservatory, Kawa was cast on Broadway in Bombay Dreams. Since, he has played leading roles across Canadian theatres, including Tarragon, Factory, Belfry, Canadian Stage, and several seasons at the Shaw Festival.  He won a Dora Award for his debut performance at the Soulpepper Theatre Company for Accidental Death of an Anarchist. Kawa began his writing with solo shows, including The Canny Afghani, which premiered at the Boston Centre for the Arts.  His play, The Wanderers, is set to be released by Playwrights Canada Press in June. He was born in Kabul, Afghanistan.

At Tarragon: Much Ado About Nothingcarried away on the crest of a wave. Other theatre credits include: Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Soulpepper), Mack and Mabel, Summer and Smoke, Lilies, Wonderful Town, Red Peppers/Shadowplay, After the Dance, Sunday in the Park with George (The Shaw Festival), My Granny the Goldfish, Iceland (Factory Theatre), Comedy of Errors, It’s a Wonderful Life (Canadian Stage), Mary’s Wedding, Wizard of Oz (The Grand Theatre), paper SERIES (Cahoots Theatre), and cast on Broadway in Bombay Dreams. Other: His play, The Wanderers, produced by Cahoots last season, is set to be published by Playwrights Canada Press in the fall. Kawa is a teacher, coach and an international speaker on diversity and leadership.