Writing For Performance: Muslim Women’s Stories

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Muslim Women Write: 3 plays on film 2021

Watch the films of three fantastic scripts written by participants of the group.

The scripts were written with the support of Sara Shaarawi. They were turned into short films with professional actors, directed by Shilpa T-Hyland and filmed by Jassy Earl.

These short films premiered at an online film screening in October 2021. It included a Q&A with Sara and the writers.

Take Part

The latest series of workshops ran online on Saturdays from 12th June – 21st August 2021.

Participants developed skills in writing for the stage and explored other forms of creative writing such as poetry. The group also had opportunities to watch live theatre.

Keep an eye on this page for details of workshops in 2022.

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Muslim Women Write: 3 plays on film 2020

Watch the three films created as part of Writing For Performance: Muslim Women’s Stories workshops in 2020.

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This work has been made possible by an award from People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.


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