This Saturday, it’s Afeif I& Shadi Ismail with Vivienne Glance as our features, 23rd June 2018 at Perth Poetry Club.
Afeif Ismail is an award-winning playwright and Poet. He is internationally published, with his work has been translated into German and Swedish. Afeif has published many poetry works in English; Bet of the Argil, Mum! This World Lies to Us and Orphaned Birds. ‘The African Magician’, ‘Son of the Nile’ and 3Seeds as playscripts. Also seven books in his first language.
2014: International Playwright Observer at 2014 New Visions/New Voices festival at Kennedy Centre for Arts, Washington DC.
2013: a short version of his play Unsuitable Hats was read at Write Local Play Global Shorts: Unexpected Connections, One Theatre World Conference, Cleveland Ohio, USA. 2013 : Afeif’s monologue Eureka was Selected for WLPG Sparks Linz, Austria- Catalysts for Discovery; at ASSITEJ International Meeting for the International Theatre Festival SCHÄXPIR, Linz, Austria.
2012: Afeif invited to present on cross-cultural collaboration at the International Forum on TYA, New York University. The Forum is titled “Which Way TYA? Future Directions in Theatre for Young Audiences”. The African Magician commissioned and produced by Barking Gecko Theatre Company and nominated for the Australian Writers Guild award for best children’s play in 2011.
Afeif has worked for many years with Vivienne Glance in a unique collaboration process called co-transcreation, transforming Afeif’s work from Arabic into English. Vivienne will also perform this Saturday.
Joining Afeif will be… Shadi Ismail, born in Sudan and moved to Australia at the young age of four with his family. At the age of 13, Shadi began to write as a way to express himself and he has always been surrounded by music and poetry in his family, he chooses to express himself through spoken word.
Join us for a wonderful afternoon to hear Afeif & Shadi Ismail and Vivienne Glance this Saturday 2pm-4pm at the Moon Café, 323 William Street Northbridge.
The next few weeks, we have the following features + open-mike:
23-June-18 Afeif & Shadi Ismail and Vivienne Glance
30-June-18 Mega Open-mike (where everyone is a feature)
7-July-18 Cate Jennings + Jenny Hartley …
All, not to be missed …