Rabiah Hussain

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Nick Barron
Assistant: Nicole Schivardi

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.

In Development

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BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT

BBC Studio Wales

TV Book Adaptation

SOPHIA KHAN IS NOT OBLIGED

Parti Productions

TV Book Adaptation

MEHNAZ

Little House Productions

Original TV idea

SPUN

Wall to Wall

TV adaptation of her play

Theatre

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ROYAL COURT AND KUDOS FELLOWSHIP

2019

Royal Court Theatre and Kudos Film & Television

6-month Fellowship

WE ARE SHADOWS

2019

Tamasha Theatre, Rightful Place Theatre & Coney Productions

Audio drama tour of Brick Lane

SPUN

Arcola Theatre

27 June – 28 July 2018
Debut full-length play
September 2019
Canadian Tour (Montreal & Toronto)
February 2020
Winner of German Baden-Wuttemberg Youth Theatre Prize 2020

WHERE I LIVE AND WHAT I LIVE FOR

2017

Theatre Absolute

Writer, 30 minute monologue commissioned as part of Theatre Absolute's 'Are We Where We Are' programme

BINNACLE

2017

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

SPEAK

2017

RADA / Take Back Theatre

Writer,
Monologue performed as part of Take Back Togetherness programme, Rada Festival, and as part of Bunker Without Borders festival, The Bunker Theatre

DISSECTED

2017

The Bunker Theatre

Writer, short play showcased at Bunker Without Borders festival at The Bunker Theatre

DESIRABLE

2017

The Space Arts Centre

Writer and performer of spoken word monologue, One Festival

FISH KILL

2014

The Horse Hospital

Short play presented as part of Peg’s Off programme for Three Peg’s Productions

Short Films

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VAPOUR

2018

Various Instances Production

Writer

Television

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ENGLISTAN

2019

BBC Studios

Part of writer’s room

ACKLEY BRIDGE

The Forge / Channel 4

Series 3, shadow scheme writer