Playwright Alia Bano on Hens and Shades

17th June 2010



The playwright talks to Suman Bhuchar about her latest play, Hens, which has had a short run at the Riverside Studios before being screened by the Sky Arts channel on 23 June in their series of contemporary televised drama. They also discuss her other work, including her debut Shades and her current Let Them Eat Cake (Royal Court), as well as Gap (NT Connections season). Recorded at the Riverside.

How can I possibly shy away from the fact that I am a woman and an Asian? I’m very proud of where I come from, and of my identity as a writer.