Mon, 20 June, 2022 — Sat, 25 June, 2022
Directed by Catrin Evans
What makes a good story? Not always the simple truth. For Ashraf, the words between why they left, how they got here and why they need to stay are hanging in the air. Their interpreter might be reshaping the story and we don’t yet know how it ends. The Words is an urgent exploration of home office asylum interviews and the single most important story you might one day need to tell to survive.
MARYAM HAMIDI’s recent credits include ‘Ghost Stories: I look down on myself’ (PitclochryFT), ‘Flying Dreams’ (BBC Radio 4), ‘Drivetime’ (BBC Scotland/Ulster) and multiple episodes of CBeebies live action comedy drama ‘Molly & Mack’. For film, Maryam has written/directed short films 'Bahar' (Moquette films/Short Circuit/BFI) and ‘Bloody Love’ (Clan/SFTN). She was selected for the inaugural BBC Scottish Drama Writers Programme, has received the Playwright’s Studio Scotland ‘New Playwright’s Award’, Fire Exit’s ‘Pyromania’ Award and her one woman show 'the Chronicles of Irania' (co-writer Catrin Evans) was shortlisted for the Amnesty Award.