Other Asias > [PAST/ ARCHIVE] 16th Sept - 18th Sept. TRYST (with Destiny) - Full length adaptation by Akkas Al-Ali 7.30pm
[PAST/ ARCHIVE] 16th Sept - 18th Sept. TRYST (with Destiny) - Full length adaptation by Akkas Al-Ali 7.30pm
Written by Akkas Al-Ali
Akkas Al-Ali is a Bangladeshi playwright who grew up in Tower Hamlets.
started writing short stories and plays whilst reading Arabic and History at the School of Oriental and African Studies
In 2002, he joined the Eastside Young Writers and Performers group and won a Millennium Award to write his first play, Sima's Story, which was showcased at the Royal Court Theatre in 2003.
After completing the Royal Court's Young Writers Programme, he was invited to join its Critical Mass Programme for which he wrote his second play, Beirut: 1982 (2004).
third play, Babel Junction, written collaboratively, was produced at the Hackney Empire in 2006 to critical acclaim.
In 2007, he
wrote and directed his
one-woman play The Last Sky for the Oxford Playhouse.
In 2008, he
was invited to showcase his
short play, Hanging Ayaz, at Soho Theatre.
In 2010, he
was awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council studentship to complete an MA in Writing For Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London
short stories and essays has featured in Chroma, Sable Lit and Brand.
He is a member of Other Asias, a transnational collective of artists, writers and performers which activates chains of exhibitions, film screenings and performances across continents.
Theatre | Current 2: Redo Pakistan | Akkas Al-Ali | Erica Miller | India | Manto | Tara Arts | 1947 | Partition