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Sayan Kent takes part in The Arcola’s prestigious Grimeborn Programme

Congratulations to playwright, composer and actor Sayan Kent for having had an except of her opera, Red Seed produced as part of The Arcola’s prestigious Grimeborn Programme. Last summer Sayan attended a week-long workshop run by the Royal Opera House/Opera Up North/ Lyric Hammersmith for BAME artists interested in creating opera. Since then the group […]

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Iman Qureshi wins the 2018 Papatango Prize

Winner of the 2018 Papatango prize is writer Iman Qureshi with her play THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR. The play will receive its world premiere at Southwark Playhouse from 31st October – 24th November 2018. We are so proud of Iman & can’t wait to see the show!

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Jessica Thanki

Congratulations to Kali Stage Manager – Jessica Thanki who has been awarded a Highly Commended Stage Management Award at the annual SMA Ceremony this year. Wonderful news and richly deserved!

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Actor Summer School

We’re thrilled to be launching a weekend Summer School in partnership with the excellent Drama Studio, London we can offer 8 free places to aspiring actors of South Asian descent. Participants will receive tutorials in voice, movement and  text analysis.  This taster weekend will take place at Drama Studio, London (August 11th & 12th 2018) www.dramastudiolondon.co.uk

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Trial by Fire podcast

WAR plays writer Rukhsana Ahmad on her recent podcast commission: “I loved writing Trial by Fire, the story of Anne Askew. Each draft brought me closer to a historic personage of whom I’d known nothing until Historic Royal Palaces offered me an exciting  commission with a choice of stories. I chose Anne’s story. The earliest […]

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SPEAK OUT EVENT – AFGHANISTAN

Award winning journalist and human rights correspondent, Nadene Ghouri curates a WAR plays panel event to discuss women and war with focus on Afghanistan.  Nadene is joined by photojournalist Kate Holt who has covered global war zones for numerous UK newspapers;  Elaha Walizadeh, co-founder of Afghan Women in the Diaspora and Dr Ayesha Ahmad, a […]

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Rajha Shakiry to design WAR plays

A warm welcome to Rajha Shakiry who joins us as designer for WAR Plays. Rajha’s stunning design work can be seen in Misty by Arinzé Kene currently at The Bush and she is now working on the design for Nine Nights by Natasha Gordon opening at The National Theatre on 21st April https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/nine-night;  https://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/event/misty/

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