Through theater, storytelling, and art we can creatively address real-world issues
and build spaces for interaction, dialogue and deeper engagement.
My work offers a picture of human connection and solidarity through art-making.
Welcome to artivista!
My new play is in development and I have two staged readings scheduled in London! I'm so grateful for the 8 months I had in India, thanks to the Fulbright-Nehru fellowship, to research and write it.
TREE OF SEEDS: A narrative of migration and memory.
A young woman and her brother sail from Iran to India, via Yemen. Found on the docks of Aden, they are taken in by a local Parsi family on the eve of an anti-British uprising.
As hostilities rise, public and personal boundaries are drawn; and embroidery traditions tell the tale of two communities bound by religion yet separated by culture, and the history of a people in transition.
Friday 29 November, 2013 at 7:30pm
at: Rich Mix: 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch, London E1 6LA
Monday 16 December, 2013 at 7:00pm
Women in Arts Festival
at: The Actor's Centre: 1A Tower Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9NP
*I'll be in town for this reading so do come see me!*
Both readings: FREE & open to public, but RSVP to ensure admission: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted by: South Asian Women's Creative Collective (SAWCC) London
For more of my writing, please view my Emmy Award winning T.V. series We Are New York .
My Book :
Tellling Stories to Change the World
To order copies visit: Routledge Press
Telling Stories to Change the World is a powerful collection of essays about community-based and interest-based projects where storytelling is used as a strategy for speaking out for justice. Contributors from across the globe--including Uganda, Darfur, China, Afghanistan, South Africa, New Orleans, and Chicago--describe grassroots projects in which communities use storytelling as a way of exploring what a more just society might look like and what civic engagement means. Together, these projects demonstrate the contemporary power of stories to stimulate engagement, active citizenship, the pride of identity, and the humility of human connectedness.