Film, TV & Theatre
Rabiah Hussain’s current TV projects in development include a book adaptation with Parti Productions, which has been commissioned for script by the BBC, a book adaptation with BBC Studio Wales, an original TV series based on her play SPUN with Wall to Wall Television, and her original idea with Little House Productions. Rabiah has been invited to be on the BBC WRITERSROOM DRAMA ROOM programme where she is paired with Clerkenwell Films to develop an original drama.
Rabiah was a writer for the prestigious Kudos TV and Royal Court Theatre Fellowship Programme 2019. She was part of the writer’s room for Riz Ahmed’s ENGLISTAN, and completed a shadow scheme with The Forge for ACKLEY BRIDGE.
In 2018, Rabiah was part of the BBC Drama Room programme and is an alumnus of the B3 Media Talent Lab for upcoming BAME filmmakers. Rabiah’s debut full-length play, SPUN, premiered at Arcola Theatre in July 2018, receiving 4-star reviews in The Guardian and The Stage, and was nominated for Best Stage Production at the Asian Media Awards. SPUN toured Canada in 2019, and won the German Baden-Wuttemberg Youth Theatre Prize in 2020.
Rabiah was the copywriter for the 2019 LEVI’s Music Project campaign video, YOUR VOICE. YOUR WAY.
Rabiah’s plays, poetry, monologues, and audio projects have been part of programmes with Tamasha Theatre, The Rich Mix, The Space Arts Centre, The Bunker Theatre, RADA, Bechdel Theatre, Theatre Absolute, and Battersea Art Centre.
Accompanying her creative work, Rabiah has contributed opinion pieces to The Guardian, Huffington Post Blog, Exeunt Magazine, Burnt Roti, The F-Word, Gal-Dem and Wales Arts Review.
BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT
BBC Studio Wales
TV Book Adaptation
SOPHIA KHAN IS NOT OBLIGED
TV Book Adaptation
Little House Productions
Original TV idea
Wall to Wall
TV adaptation of her play
ROYAL COURT AND KUDOS FELLOWSHIP
Royal Court Theatre and Kudos Film & Television
WE ARE SHADOWS
Tamasha Theatre, Rightful Place Theatre & Coney Productions
Audio drama tour of Brick Lane
27 June – 28 July 2018
WHERE I LIVE AND WHAT I LIVE FOR
Writer, 30 minute monologue commissioned as part of Theatre Absolute's 'Are We Where We Are' programme
Bechdel Theatre, Bunker Theatre
Writer. Short play commissioned for Bechdel Testing Life festival of writing by female playwrights, taking inspiration from recorded real life conversations between women
RADA / Take Back Theatre
The Bunker Theatre
Writer, short play showcased at Bunker Without Borders festival at The Bunker Theatre
The Space Arts Centre
Writer and performer of spoken word monologue, One Festival
The Horse Hospital
Short play presented as part of Peg’s Off programme for Three Peg’s Productions
Various Instances Production
Part of writer’s room
The Forge / Channel 4
Series 3, shadow scheme writer