Maryam Hamidi


Maryam can be contacted through Playwrights' Studio


Playwrights' Studio

Former New Playwrights Award

Maryam Hamidi

Maryam is a multi-disciplinary writer, theatre maker and actor. The stories she tells grapple with ideas of motherhood, otherness, diasporic experience and cultural inheritance in a multi-ethnic Scotland.

Most recently she has been a recipient of a Playwrights' Studio, Scotland New Playwrights Award to write Moonset,  which has also been optioned for screen adaptation by Blue Iris films. A rehearsed reading of her play End of., developed through the late Fire Exit's 'Pyromania' Award for experimental writing, was presented at Tron's Mayfesto festival 2018.

Maryam has also written numerous episodes of CBeebies live action comedy drama Molly & Mack and is currently under commission for their new production Biff & Chip. For radio, her comedy Drivetime for BBC Scotland/BBC Writersroom was transmitted in 2018 and her digital comedy pilot Slipping was presented as a SKY table read. She is currently part of the BBC Writersroom 'Scottish Voices' comedy cohort for 18/19 and was long listed for their closed Comedy Writing programme. She wrote and directed her short Bloody Love through SFTN's 5@Five programme, and also developed her short film script script Baharthrough SFTN's shorts programme.

She co-wrote the Amnesty Award nominated The Chronicles of Irania with Catrin Evans for A Moment's Peace Theatre Company. Her play The Builders was developed for the Tron's Border Control events and read at The View From Here at Theatre 503. She is also developing Archaeology following early R&D through the TronLab programme and is also co-writing Nervous: Stories to Save your Life, a 360degree film and live performance with collaborator Clare Duffy, Unlimited Theatre and 4pi Productions.

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