Working closely with five 16-22-year-old Muslim women and former National Champion boxer Ambreen Sadiq, playwright Aisha Zia has penned a play about the young Muslim female experience of life in the UK. It speaks to young people and will make them feel braver and encourage them to live how they want to live, so that they are free and confident.
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About the Author
Aisha Zia is a writer and producer based in London and Bradford. She worked with Common Wealth on her first full-length play An Indecent Incident. She went on to complete her second full-length play, The Fox and the Libertine, gaining a distinction on her MA in Creative Writing at City University. Aisha was included in the 'Ave It' writers line up at the Old Vic Tunnels for the Coming Up Later Festival sponsored by Ideas Tap. She has worked as a researcher to Colin Teevan, an Intern at HighTide, and completed the Critical Mass Artist Development Programme at the Royal Court. Her first short film documentary Ridley Road was part of the East End Film Festival in 2011. Aisha worked as a writer on Our Glass House. She is also the Deputy Photo Editor for the Financial Times Weekend Magazine.