making theatre histories for the future
Sahar Speaks: Voices of Women from Afghanistan
15 - 16 October 2017
Continuing its focus on new work and our commitment to giving voice to women, in 2017 Palindrome Productions presented three new short plays, based on work by Afghan women journalists from the Sahar Speaks programme at Theatre 503.
These brave new works reflect on daily life for women in Afghanistan, including their struggles and triumphs, from dressing as a boy in order to go to school and have an education, to forced marriage as a child.
Each performance featured an AfterWords: A Post-Performance discussion with a panel of specialists on Afghanistan.
Cast & Creatives
Playwrights: Sonali Bhattacharyya, Yasmin Joseph, Aisha Zia
Artistic Director: Lesley Ferris
Directors: Jennifer Bakst, Rachel Valentine Smith, Robyn Winfield-Smith
Actors: Mona Khallili, Rasheeda Ali, Annice Boparai, Gehane Strehler, Nigarish Khan
Costume: Valerie Keneko Lucas
Sound Design: Ellie Isherwood
Producer: Kate Sawyer
Press for Sahar Speaks
BBC Persia Feature
featuring Artistic Director Lesley Ferris