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 a short UK tour (English Touring Theatre/Papatango). She is one of the Soho Six playwrights for 2019 (Soho/Damsel Productions) and has further new commissions from Papatango, the Bush, English Touring Theatre and the Royal Court. In early 2019 Iman contributed a monologue to the Bunker Theatre’s MY WHITE BEST FRIEND series, curated by Rachel De-Lahay and Milli Bhatia. Under commission from Tamasha and Titi Dawudu Iman also contributed two monologues to HEAR ME NOW a set of diverse monologues for diverse actors, the first of its kind, published by Oberon books. Iman is adapting THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR for TV with STV Productions and also working on a new commission for television with Slam Films. In 2018 she was invited to participate in the writers’ room for Riz Ahmed’s new BBC Two show ENGLISTAN. She was 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.

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