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Ameera Conrad

Director London

She/Her. I am a Queer, Muslim actress, writer, and director from Cape Town, South Africa. I have worked predominantly as a theatre maker in workshop or devised processes but am very comfortable working with pre-existing texts. I see the theatrical process as an opportunity to extend my activism. I use theatre to try to push the mandate of decolonization through a two-pronged approach; firstly, creating new texts and theatrical pieces which focus on marginalised voices, and secondly occupying pre-existing texts which would have excluded people like me. I like working in rehearsal rooms where there's an environment of equal and shared responsibility, and would love an opportunity to continue to grow and learn as a theatre maker.

Credits

DIRECTOR, Totally Over You / In These Four Walls double bill, ArtsEd, 1 week, 2020

DIRECTOR, Kate Spencer Did A Good Thing, Digital Release for ArtsEd, 2 weeks, 2020

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Pipeline, The Arcola Theatre, postponed due to Covid-19, 2020

DIRECTOR, The Royale, Milton Court Studio at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 2 weeks, 2020

WRITER/PERFORMER, Tales from the Garden, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 4 weeks, 2019
WRITER/PERFORMER, Tales from the Garden, Baxter Theatre Centre, 2 weeks, 2019

DIRECTOR/HEAD WRITER, Towers, Milton Court Studio at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 2 weeks, 2019

CO-CURATOR/PERFORMER/CO-WRITER, The Fall, Studio Theatre Washington DC, 8 weeks, 2018
CO-CURATOR/PERFORMER/CO-WRITER, The Fall, Festival Arts Bordeaux, 1 week, 2018
CO-CURATOR/PERFORMER/CO-WRITER, The Fall, Melbourne Arts Centre, 1 week, 2018
CO-CURATOR/PERFORMER/CO-WRITER, The Fall, South African State Theatre, 3 weeks, 2018
CO-CURATOR/PERFORMER/CO-WRITER, The Fall, Galway International Arts Festival, 1 weeks, 2018
CO-CURATOR/PERFORMER/CO-WRITER, The Fall, St. Ann's Warehouse, 3 weeks, 2018
CO-CURATOR/PERFORMER/CO-WRITER, The Fall, Royal Court Theatre, 3 weeks, 2017
CO-CURATOR/PERFORMER/CO-WRITER, The Fall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 4 weeks, 2017
CO-CURATOR/PERFORMER/CO-WRITER, The Fall, Baxter Theatre Centre, 6 weeks, 2017
CO-CURATOR/PERFORMER/CO-WRITER, The Fall, Baxter Theatre Centre, 4 weeks, 2016

DIRECTOR/WRITER, Reparation, South African National Arts Festival, 1 week, 2017
DIRECTOR/WRITER, Reparation, Theatre Arts Admin Collective, 2 weeks, 2016

Training

B.A. Theatre & Performance (Theatre Making) Honours with Distinction - University of Cape Town, 2012-2015

Experience

2-5 years

Skills

Acting
Devising
Performance Art
Site Responsive/Immersive
Verbatim
Working with Young People
Writing

Additional Languages

Afrikaans

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