Writing For Performance: Muslim Women’s Stories

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Image by Jassy Earl

Take Part

The latest series of workshops were held online in February and March 2022.

These six workshops were led by three incredible writers who supported participants on their journey.

Everyone who attended the workshops will also have the chance to connect with an upcoming Stellar Quines theatre production later in the year.

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Workshop details

Led by writer/director Raisah Ahmed

  • Saturday 5th February
  • Saturday 12th February

Led by poet Nadine Aisha Jassat

  • Saturday 19th February
  • Saturday 26th February

Led by author Leila Aboulela

  • Saturday 5th March
  • Saturday 12th March
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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.

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.

Project supporter

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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We collaborate with others to campaign for change and take our work out into the community with projects that nurture creativity and invite action – all with the aim of achieving greater equality. 

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