Aisha is an award-winning, British-Pakistani writer for theatre, film and TV. She won Highly Commended from Amnesty International at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 for her play Our Glass House, and The Scotsman Fringe First in 2014 for her play No Guts, No Heart, No Glory, both with Common Wealth. No Guts, a play about boxing Muslim women, was selected for the Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre, and Live from TVC with the Battersea Arts Centre screened on BBC4. It is published by Oberon Books.
Aisha has been commissioned by Hampstead Theatre, Fuel, HighTide, Pains Plough, Curve Leicester, the National Youth Theatre, Contact Theatre Manchester and is currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow. She is a former resident artist at Somerset House Studios in London, Theatre 503’s 503Five alumni, associate artist at HighTide and the Foundation Jan Michalski in Switzerland. Aisha has worked as a photo editor for the Financial Times and the New Statesman, having previously worked for The Independent and Reuters.
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