Rabiah Hussain is a London based writer. She is represented by Nick Barron at United Agents.
Rabiah's critically acclaimed debut play, Spun, ran at Arcola Theatre in July 2018 and received 4 star reviews in The Guardian and The Stage.
Rabiah is currently part of BBC Drama Room 2018. She recently completed writing programmes with Criterion Theatre and Hachette Publishing.
Rabiah’s short plays have been part of programmes with The Bunker Theatre, RADA, Bechdel Theatre, Take Back Theatre and Three Pegs Productions. She was part of the Tamasha Playwrights programme in 2016 – a writer-led collective with Tamasha Theatre. As part of the Are We Where We Are programme, Rabiah was commission by Theatre Absolute to write a 30-minute monologue which had a run in Coventry and was described in reviews as “intelligent and complex” (Leamington Courier).
Rabiah has performed poetry at venues such as The Rich Mix, The Space Arts Centre, The Lost Theatre and at Brixton BookJam. Her poetry has also been filmed as part of a project for Battersea Arts Centre. She has poetry published in an anthology by The Asian Writer.
Rabiah was a storyteller for Battersea Art Centre's London Migrant Stories project in 2016.
She is an alumnus of the B3 Media Talent Lab for upcoming BAME filmmakers. Her short film, Vapour, is in production with Various Instances film company.
In 2017, Rabiah curated a night of music, stories and spoken word to showcase the work of British Asian artists. This night included artists such as Nikesh Shukla, The Tuts Band, and American Muslim punk band The Kominas. Linked to this event, she also supported the launch of an initiative called Makrooh – a platform to highlight the work of British Muslim artists.
Accompanying her creative work, Rabiah has contributed opinion pieces to The Guardian, Huffington Post Blog, Exeut Magazine, Burnt Roti, The F-Word, Gal-Dem and Wales Arts Review.
Rabiah has completed writing programmes with the Royal Court Theatre and Kali Theatre.
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