Rehearsed Reading: Niqabi Ninja by Sara Sharaawi
Rehearsed reading of Sara Shaarawi's play Niqabi Ninja, followed by a Q&A.
Niqabi Ninja is the story of one young woman's transformation into an avenging superhero. Combining darkly comic fiction with real life events, Niqabi Ninja explores the anger, the frustration, the absurdity and the danger of an everywoman's experience.
Written in reaction to the mob sexual assaults of Tahrir Square, which took place between 2012 and 2014 in Cairo, Niqabi Ninja is a revenge fantasy, an origin story of a young woman's transformation into a Cairene vigilante, and the journey through rape culture that brought her to this point. Combining harrowing facts with humorous fiction, Niqabi Ninja explores the anger, frustration, absurdity and the danger of an everywoman's experience; whether it's walking down the street, going out or going to a demonstration.
Please note: The play contains decriptions of sexual violence and swearing.
Written by Sara Sharaawi
Date and Location:
Start Date: Saturday, 10 March, 2018
End Date: Saturday, 10 March, 2018
Address: 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA