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An online conversation with Sara Shaarawi and the creative team

Sara Shaarawi. Photo by Beth Chalmers

Part of Shubbak Festival, Niqabi Ninja by Sara Shaarawi is a graphic-novel style revenge story about one woman’s transformation into a Cairene vigilante, as she attempts to right the wrongs of the male violence she sees all around her.

Join an online conversation with Sara Shaarawi and the creative team as they discuss the making of the work.

Sara Shaarawi is a playwright from Cairo who is now based in Glasgow. She has had her work performed at the Tron Theatre (Glasgow), Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh), Village Pub Theatre (Edinburgh), Platform (Easterhouse), Rich Mix (London) and the CCA (Glasgow). Sara also took part in the Playwrights Studio Scotland’s 2015 Mentoring Programme and the National Theatre of Scotland’s Breakthrough Writers programme in 2016.  In 2017 she was one of the recipients of the Playwrights’ Studio Scotland’s New Playwright’s Awards, and received a Starter programme bursary with the National Theatre of Scotland. Also in 2017, she partnered with the Workers Theatre to crowdfund and create Megaphone, a new bursary aimed at supporting artists of colour based in Scotland.

Other credits include the dramaturgy, performance and translation of One Day in Spring (Oran Mor/NTS) and Here’s the News from Over There (Northern Stage), and project managing the Arab Arts Focus showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017.
sarashaarawi.com

Catrin Evans is a theatre-maker, academic and activist based in Glasgow, where she is the Head of Creative Learning at The Citizens Theatre. Directing work includes: I Hear The Image Moving (Tramway); Endurance (A Moment’s Peace); Dear Scotland (National Theatre of Scotland); Leaving Planet Earth (Grid Iron/Edinburgh International Festival); Some Other Mother (The Tron); The Sweet Silver Song of the Lark (A Play, A Pie & A Pint) &The Chronicles of Irania (A Moment’s Peace).

As a writer her credits include: The Land Beneath My Feet (Dundee Rep); The Duchess’ Army (Stage to Page, Rehearsed Reading); Thank You (A Play, A Pie & A Pint plus an adaption for BBC Scotland Radio); We had Song (Stellar Quines, Rehearsed Reading); The Jean Jacques Rousseau Show, Demons, To Hell and Back (A Play, A Pie & A Pint as part of writing group the DM Collective). She founded and oversees the work of A Moment’s Peace Theatre Company, whose reputation for delivering innovative participatory arts projects across Scotland marks them out as a leading player in the socially-engaged arts community. Catrin completed an AHRC-funded practice-based PhD at the University of Glasgow in 2020.

Independent Arts Projects (IAP) is a Leith-based producer of performance projects. IAP projects are artist-led & often explore identity, representation, or our contemporary world and aim to help us make sense of how we live our lives. We make creative works and experiences with people across Scotland and beyond.
www.independentartsprojects.com

Shubbak is the UK’s premier festival of contemporary Arab culture, presenting an outstanding programme of contemporary Arab culture both live and online.

This year’s features new perspectives, fresh collaborations and unexpected voices alongside distinguished names in an ambitious programme of premieres and new commissions.

With a vibrant mix of visual arts, film, music, theatre, dance, literature, workshops and debates, both live and online, Shubbak Festival 2021 invites you to witness the creativity and imaginative power of Arab artists to speak of our times.

www.shubbak.co.uk | @shubbakfestival #ShubbakFestival

  • Closed captions will be provided with Otter.ai
  • BSL interpretation is available on request. When you book, book a ‘BSL user’ ticket so we know if BSL is required. Please allow two weeks’ notice of booking so we can arrange this.
  • The event takes place on Zoom. We recommend that you download Zoom on to your device prior to the event. Please see this easy read guide to Zoom put together by our friends Access All Areas.
  • We will have a guardian in the online event at all times, so if you ever feel unwell or unsafe, they will be able to support you.
  • Please email access@artsadmin.co.uk if you have any further access requests.

Date and time

12 July 2021
7–8pm
Free, but booking required

Booking

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Venue

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