Stories announced for Hijabi Monologues London
Hijabi Monologues London is part of an international project focusing on the real-life experiences of both local and international Muslim women.
There are nine gorgeous monologues by four writers that make up the production. Three are new monologues by British female writers and six are by Hijabi Monologues Co-Founder, Creative Director and Head Writer Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah.
- Hijabi Spiderman by Amal Abdi is the story about a young Muslim girl’s superhero identity in London.
- New Ways of Looking by Nimmo Ismail is about the experience of watching and being watched on the tube.
- With Her Back Straight by Hanan Issa tells the story of an inspirational mother who taught strength in the face of adversity.
- Hitting on a Hijabi 101 by Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah is a collection of comedic vignettes about the types of strategies men employ in picking up a hijabi.
- Hoops is about a woman’s first experience at a football game. The original story Hurricane, by Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah, has been adapted by Bush Theatre’s Ellie Horne to fit a UK context.
- I’m Tired by Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah expresses one woman’s frustration with the burden of representation.
- My Son’s Wedding Feast by Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah is the story of a woman who struggles to remember the moments after hearing news about the sudden death of her eldest son.
- The People You Meet by Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah is a collection of stories about the types of strangers Muslim women meet in public.
- The Story about the Really Quiet, Subdued, Shy and Not Very Sociable Hijabi by Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah is a story about a young woman who becomes the talk of her peers after a surprising incident.
Hijabi Monologues London is playing at the Bush Theatre 28-30 Sep 2017. Find out more and book tickets for Hijabi Monologues London here.
Hijabi Monologues London is a licensed production of Hijabi Monologues USA. Supported by Amal – A Said Foundation Project, British Council and Safera Foundation.