creative team

RAMINDER KAUR

Writer

Raminder Kaur has written several scripts for theatre productions that have toured in the South East and nationally. They include Draupadi’s Robes, Bullets through the Golden Stream, Futures, Spirit of the Age, and Pregnant Pauses for Chandica Arts, and Enig-Mas for Mukul and Ghetto Tigers. She wrote Fair’s (Not) Fair! when working on Ben Rogaly’s AHRC Fellowship, Places for All?, which was based on about 100 oral history transcripts collated in the city of Peterborough. She has also made three short films based on the workshops, rehearsals and performances with young people and professional actors. placesforall.co.uk/theatre/ For Sohaya Visions and Mukul and Ghetto Tigers, she wrote Silent Sisters, Brothers Unhinged, Mishti Gals, Bodies, Terror, Kama Sci-Fi, Lalon: Heart of Madness, Rivers with Diamonds, breaDth – all of which have been supported by Arts Council England and several other community-based, national and international partners. www.sohayavisions.com/our-story Her plays have received excellent reviews including an Asian Theatre Award for Bullets Through the Golden Stream, and a BOLD Playwright finalist for Exodus: Asia, Africa, Europe. She is a finalist for ‘Arts and Culture’ in the Asian Women of Achievement Award 2023.

MUKUL AHMED

Artistic Director

In 2007 Mukul Ahmed completed the prestigious Birkbeck MFA Theatre Directing programme. He has since gone onto direct a series of classics, new writing and play readings locally and internationally. Mukul Ahmed has participated in the Step Change programme successfully and Staff Directed at the National Theatre, England.

Major plays – Faust, Devdas, To Father A Nation and Three Girls from Shakespeare by Farrukh Dhondy; Londonee by Gurpreet Bhatti; Night, Mother by Marsha Norman; Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Rape of Lucrece and Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare; Sonata by Mahesh Elkuncwar; Silent Sisters – Brothers Unhinged and Bodies by Raminder Kaur; Kahlon, Prints of Denmark by Nick Bain (Short listed for the Amnesty Award), Commencing by Jane Shepard; Oscar and the lady in Pink by Eric – Emmanuel Schmitt; Stray Birds and Gauhar Jaan by Tarun Jasani. Participated at the Theatre Olympics 2018, India with Romeo and Juliet. Most recently did a global tour of Olga’s Room by Dea Loher.

Mukul teaches acting at the LAMDA and is a visiting faculty for Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Mukul Ahmed is the Artistic director of Mukul and Ghetto Tigers. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

LATA DESAI

Community Arts Producer / Project Manager

​Lata has established herself as a successful arts producer in South London. She has built an excellent track record and experience in the management and delivery of arts and heritage projects like ‘ Gujarati Yatra – Journey of a people’ ; ‘Roots and Changes – Gujarati influences’ and ‘British Ugandan Asians@50’. Currently she is the Exhibitions Lead for a National Tour of British Ugandan Asians@50, a commemorative project celebrating 50 years of expulsion of Ugandan Asians. Lata has collected numerous oral histories of people who have emigrated to Britain and ‘Exodus’ play is her brain child where she is exploring creative use of these oral histories in a play. She leads a community arts organisation ‘Subrang Arts’ with whom she has successfully managed dance and music projects, events, festivals, arts workshops and commissions with regional, national and international artists. The immense range of art forms and cultures she has championed have an intrinsic value and are a benefit to the community as a whole. It is this career span as a practition.er that has given her a range of experience which she brings to bear in her role as a passionate Community Arts Leader.

ROLF KILLIUS

Oral historian / Film producer / Ethnomusicologist

Rolf Killius is a consultant (museums, exhibitions, and media), oral historian, exhibition curator, ethnomusicologist (MMus SOAS, London University), film producer/editor and radio journalist and his work appears in a variety of contexts.

He curated the exhibitions Roots and Changes – The Gujarati Influences (Brent Museum), The first Indian Diva – The Courtesan and the Recording Industry at the Omnibus Theatre, London, ‘Gujarati Yatra – Journey of a People’ at the

Museum of Croydon, ‘Utsavam’ – Music from India at the Horniman Museum, London, ‘Indian Strings and Dances’ at the Museum of Croydon and the online sound project of the British Library Sound Archive, Music from India.

Presently Rolf is the guest curator and researcher for non-European musical instruments (Musical Instrument Museum Markneukirchen, Germany.

Stage Manager : Colbert Newsome

Video content designer : Julian Deering

Voice coach : Rez Kabir

Lighting Designer : Paul Micah

Sound Designer, Still images and Videographer : Tarun Jasani

Publicity : Sheena Patel

Graphic Designer : Biswajit Das

Website : Marco Grà

Cast : Aarti Shah, Celine Shamdasani, Jas Steven Singh, Simeon Willis, Yafet Amanuel