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This profile was last updated on 1/27/15  and contains information from public web pages.

Bangladeshi Playwright

Local Address:  London , United Kingdom

Employment History

  • Artistic Director
    Sandpit Productions
  • Critical Mass Programme

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • PhD , Palestinian theatre
    University of Exeter
Web References
[PAST/ ARCHIVE] 16th Sept - 18th Sept. TRYST (with Destiny) - Full length adaptation by Akkas Al-Ali 7.30pm :: Other Asias, 27 Jan 2015 [cached]
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. He 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). His 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. His 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
Akkas ..., 27 April 2012 [cached]
Akkas Al-Ali
Akkas Al-Ali is a playwright and director. He is currently the artistic director of Sandpit Productions. He writes for The Platform and Ceasefire Magazine on UK and international politics. He will be starting a PhD in Palestinian theatre at the University of Exeter this autumn. Akkas Al-Ali has written a special piece titled 'Invisible' especially for the Kukusanya event. 'Invisible' is a bold indictment of the kidnapping of women for marriage in Kyrgyzstan, the oppression of the Roma people across Europe, the treatment of Israeli peace activists and the murder of Trayvon Martin. C&C > Tommy Lexén (director), Akkas Al-Ali (playwright), Caitlin Thorburn, Tara Jaffar, Shaeron Thomas, Priyank Morjaria, Mauricio Both, Matthew Gibbs, Trieve Blackwood-Cambridge.
Was London 2012 Worth It? No. | The Platform, 24 Aug 2012 [cached]
Akkas Al-Ali Akkas Al-Ali is a playwright and director living in London. He tweets from @akkasistan.
And as Akkas Al-Ali reminds us in his blog for The Platform, overspending is 'just the tip of the iceberg'. [...]
About | Ceasefire Magazine [cached]
Akkas Al-Ali
By Akkas ... [cached]
By Akkas Al-Ali
Akkas Al-Ali is a playwright and activist living in London. He writes on politics and Muslim affairs at and tweets from @akkasistan.
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