Volunteers wanted for living-history project
7 February 2024
Reporter: Steve Orme
New-writing company Fifth Word is looking for young Muslim women and girls living in Nottingham to take part in a project that will accompany the première of a theatre production on a national tour.
See Me is a living-history project which will train Muslim young women in a range of creative skills. Workshops are free and will take place from Tuesday 13 until Friday 16 February.
Young participants will interview women for the See Me podcast, which will coincide with the opening of Fifth Word’s touring theatre production Liberation Squares.
Laura Ford, artistic director of Fifth Word, said, “the interviews will empower younger generations and capture the unheard voices of Muslim women, focusing on their experiences of living in Nottingham, their expression of their identity and celebration of their contribution to society.”
Liberation Squares is a new play by Sonali Bhattacharyya which explores the story of three Muslim schoolgirls as they are drawn into activism, influenced by everything from super-heroes to real-life activists. It will open at Nottingham Playhouse from Friday 12 until Saturday 27 April before touring nationally.
Further information about See Me is available at the Fifth Word web site.
- Liberation Squares - Sonali Bhattacharyya (Nottingham Playhouse and Fifth Word)