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Iman Qureshi



Iman is an award-winning writer for stage, screen and radio. In 2018 she won the prestigious Papatango New Writing Prize with her breakout play THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR which premiered at the Southwark Playhouse before touring the UK (English Touring Theatre/Papatango). Iman's latest play THE MINISTRY OF LESBIAN AFFAIRS will open on the main stage at the Soho Theatre in May 2022 presented with Damsel Productions and directed by Hannah Hauer-King.  Iman is writing a new play for the Almeida Theatre, as part of the inaugural Genesis Almeida New Playwrights Big Plays programme and she is also writing new plays for Papatango, the Bush Theatre, English Touring Theatre and the Royal Court. For screen Iman is adapting THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR with STV Productions, THE MINISTRY OF LESBIAN AFFAIRS with NBC Universal and she's doing a book to screen adaptation with Wychwood. In 2021 she was signed to a First Look TV development deal with Paramount. She was previously selected by Film London for their London Calling short film slate with her short HOME GIRL, directed by Poonam Brah which was also selected for the 2019 BFI Flare Festival. Writing with warmth and humour, Iman is fascinated by ethics, empathy and musicals.