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Alia Bano

ALIA BANO  

Nationality:    English
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Alia Bano was born in Birmingham; she read English at the University of London and is a qualified teacher. She recently won the Charles Wintour award for most promising playwright at the evening Standard awards for her play Shades, and the Critics' Circle Theatre award for most promising playwright. a founding member of the Jewish/Muslim Theatre Group at the Tricycle Theatre, Alia Bano is currently under commission to the Royal Court, and is on attachment to Birmingham Rep and to the National Theatre Studio. She is currently adapting Shades for a feature film with Poisson Rouge Pictures.

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        Bytes         Come to Where I am From         Gap         Hens         Internet Shorts         Rough Cuts         Shades



Bytes

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part of Rough Cuts. Four new short plays by Alia Bano, DC Moore, Nick Payne and Penelope Skinner examining and exploring our relationship to the internet. With multiple platforms on which to share our thoughts and say what we think, what is freedom of speech on the internet?

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Come to Where I am From

Synopsis:
Sixty one playwrights from across the UK return to their home towns to write plays about the places that shaped them. At 14 theatres from Bristol to Belfast, Cardiff to Coventry and Nottingham to Newcastle, these plays will be performed by the playwrights themselves, coming home to tell their tale. Come To Where I'm From is a theatrical tapestry of the UK, woven by writers asking if home is really where the heart is.

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Short play for Paines Plough season at the Royal Exchange

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Paines Plough

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Gap

Synopsis:
Twenty four hours in an exotic country with a medley of fifteen characters all brought together by their choice of hostel. Jay wants to rule the roost, Hailey wants Jay, Kat wants social change and Dee just wants to make a living. Gap follows these diverse personalities from the beach, to the dorm and finally to the bar to see what has brought them here, how they embrace their first steps into independence and how they respond to each other.

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part of the National theatre Connections 2011

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Walsall College

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Play/Drama

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Hens

Synopsis:
Bridezilla, Leila, has come to Paris for her hen do. She wants girlie chats, good food and civilisation. However, things don't go according to plan.

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Sky Arts launches An exciting new project, bringing live Drama to British television screens with A series of five, newly commissioned short plays. Written by some of the world's most celebrated And controversial playwrights, each play will be previewed At Riverside Studios before being broadcast live on Sky Arts 2 HD.

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Internet Shorts

Synopsis:
examining and exploring our relationship to the internet

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four new short plays by Alia Bano, DC Moore, Nick Payne and Penelope Skinner. A regular mini season of short plays, experimental readings and works in progress continue, taking over the Wilson rehearsal studio

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Rough Cuts 2013

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Rough Cuts

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Ten of Britain's leading playwrights respond to the 2010 General election. Five nights of ten minute short plays at theatre Local, elephant and Castle. Tue 22 & Thu 24 June at 7pm featuring plays by April de Angelis, Tim Crouch, Michael Wynne, Dipo agboluaje and Leo Butler. Wed 23 & Fri 25 June at 7pm featuring plays by alia Bano, Michael Bhim, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Martin Crimp and Emma Crowe. Sat 26 June at 7pm featuring all plays by the ten writers. Hung Over takes place as part of Rough Cuts, the Royal Court's annual season of work-in-progress, experimental pieces, readings and shorts. Rough Cuts emerges from the year-round activities of the Studio, providing an opportunity for emerging and established artists to develop ideas collaboratively, experimentally and informally.

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Hung Over - 10 Playwrights Respond to the 2010 election

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Shades

Shades
London worships many gods, but it often seems that Cupid isn't one of them. Sabrina, a single girl-about-town, is seeking Mr Right in a world where traditional and liberal brothers sit side-by-side, but rarely see eye-to-eye. Shades explores tolerance within and without the Muslim community.

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part of 2009 Young Writers Festival

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Methuen Drama   978-1408115237

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