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September 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
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Hijabi Monologues London is part of an international project focusing on the real-life experiences of both local and international Muslim women. In a similar style to Black Lives, Black Words at the Bush Theatre earlier this year, Hijabi Monologues features interweaving stories from our doorstep as well as experiences of Muslim women in other parts of the world.
Directed by Milli Bhatia, the evening will include existing monologues penned for this international project by women including the original writer Sahar Ullah and new works from members of the Bush Theatre’s immediate community totalling over 10 UK premieres. Experience the diverse stories of Muslim women from all over the world – unfiltered and uncensored.
Milli Bhatia trained on the MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck, and was previously Resident Director at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. She is a Creative Associate at The Gate Theatre. Previous credits at the Bush Theatre include My White Best Friend, This Bitter Earth, Left Hangin’ and Here Comes The Bride. Other Director credits include Rats (Duffield Studio, National Theatre), Comb (Other Place, RSC), EmpowerHouse (Theatre Royal Stratford East), No Cowboys Only Indians (Courtyard Theatre), Mother India and Three Wheels On The Wagon (both Birmingham Rep), Old Tapsand Better Days (both RADA 100), Arachne (CSSD), Jerusalem (NSDF, The Stephen Joseph Theatre), The Snow Queen (Garage Theatre) and The Vagina Monologues (Minotaur Theatre Company). Associate Director credits include What If Women Ruled The World? (Manchester International Festival). Assistant Director credits include Lions And Tigers (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), Filthy Business and Luna Gale (both Hampstead Theatre),What Shadows (Birmingham Rep), The Quiet House (Birmingham Rep/The Park Theatre), The Government Inspector (Birmingham Rep/touring),The Water Engine (Rose Theatre), How To Be A Hero (Birmingham Rep/Deptford Albany) and Luminous (Birmingham Rep).
Supported by Amal – A Said Foundation Project, British Council and Safera Foundation.