Black Shalwar

Love Comes In At The Window

Song For A Sanctuary Company
with Rita Wolf and Rukhsana Ahmad

Previous Productions

Meri Kahani (My Story) (2002)
In partnership with Southall Black Sisters, we worked with women who had experienced domestic violence to encourage them to explore and share their experiences with their community through writing for public performance. After writing workshops and workshops on their texts with actors, the project culminated in two evenings of public readings at Watermans.
Exciting, liberating … a very special experience for me … constructive and healing”
Pragna Patel of Southall Black Sisters

Moving into the Scene (1999)
Workshops with United Scenographers

Love Comes in at the Window (1999)
National tour of Penny Gold double bill

The Ecstasy (1999)
by Anu Kumar

Black Shalwar (1999)
by Rukhsana Ahmad adapted from Manto's story

Natural World (1997)
by Joyoti Grech

More Dramatic Encounters (1997)
Readings at Oval House

Ananda Sananda (1996)
by Tanika Gupta at Watermans

Reading: Meeting the Sphinx (1995)
by Rukhsana Ahmad at Watermans

Reading: Natural World (1995)
by Joyoti Grech at Oval House

Reading: Kurunjumalar (1995)
by Preethi Manuel at Oval House

Dramatic Encounters (1994)
Writers' Workshops for Asian women and rehearsed readings for new playwrights

Development work on Tilak's Revenge (1993)
by Tanika Gupta

Theatre workshops exploring Manto's Black Shalwar (1992)

Song for a Sanctuary (1991)
by Rukhsana Ahmad    Directed by Rita Wolf
Lyric Hamersmith and national tour