A couple of months back I did some writing workshops with women, for Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre in Glasgow. I turned some of their writing into very short films which are part of an exhibition Life in the Time, using some stock video, which daughter Eve edited and did the sound design for. To view the films (each approx. 1-2 mins long), click the link to the exhibition, which includes work by other groups on the project and, scroll down to the four thumbnails at the bottom of the page – starts with Intro and Between Two Worlds. Themes looked beyond participants’ experience of life during a pandemic to ‘a reflection on the past, an acknowledgement of our present and a message for the future: when all this is over, and forgotten. A message to generations to come and the future selves of the women who created this work. “We were not voiceless, it’s just no one was listening”’
Read my latest article Call to Adventure, about my thirty year journey in Scottish theatre, part of Bella Caledonia’s Many Voices project
‘Fragments of Home’ is a 40 min version of ‘Home is Not the Place’, filmed live for Shedinburgh Fringe Festival, August 2020. Now available for screening until 22 March
My introductory piece, ‘The Road Back’, for my Many Voices project for Bella Caledonia, which will be looking back at diversity in theatre and other arts in Scotland over the last thirty years. https://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2021/01/22/the-road-back/
Thrilled to be joining the online magazine Bella Caledonia on their Many Voices project, as a Commissioning Editor. Will be writing about art and politics, and the politics of art, as well as exploring Scottish theatre history in the context of the experiences and contribution of artists of colour.
Interview in The Scotsman, 27 Aug 2020
My words on a board outside Traverse Theatre Edinburgh as part of the BLM Mural Trail. Link to the write up in The Scotsman
Annie and Flore will be unpacking the canvas and brushes once more (at least) when Twa returns for a performance as part of the official programme for the Women Playwrights International Conference in Montreal Canada in 2022, postponed from ’21. Excited!
‘…a tightly constructed piece that worked superbly…real heft both emotionally and intellectually’. All Edinburgh Theatre review of Fragments of Home performed and livestreamed as part of Shedinburgh Fringe at the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh
Link to Shedcast interview before filming my performance at Shedinburgh Fringe online