The Othello Project 

English Touring Theatre and Amal (a programme of the Said Foundation) are collaborating on The Othello Project - a series of talks, workshops and artistic responses, curated with host venues and local artists across the 2018 UK tour of Othello.  The Othello Project will give a platform to some of the most exciting Muslim artists and writers working in the UK today, shining a light on the contemporary themes of the play. 

For more information visit amal.org.uk


The Othello Project is supported by Amal (a programme of the Said Foundation).
The Othello Project is kindly supported by Saker Nusseibeh


Tanya Muneera Williams - The Othello Project at CAST, Doncaster (c) Keyhole Creative
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Green Eyed 

An artistic response to Othello from renowned visual artist Mohammed Ali, commissioned for The Othello Project. 

Creating something right in the heart of inner-city Birmingham, making stories like Othello connect with a diverse community and not your typical audience, is something we need to do more of.  We need a shift in thinking and in our approaches, where such art transcends boundaries of class and culture.
Mohammed Ali

 Tanya Muneera Williams

Writer, performer, poet and facilitator, Tanya Muneera Williams has run a series of workshops across the tour in response to the play. Check out this behind the scenes video to get a glimpse of the experience. 

Filmed and edited by Michal Dzierza

The necessity for organisations who develop culture to think more inclusively is often neglected.ETT are thought leaders in developing a project that allows for narratives of who traditionally belongs, and where they belong, to be analysed critically.  Within the workshops, I have facilitated safe spaces and the participants have reimagined belonging and heritage through this process, fostering a sense of investment in British history.
Tanya Muneera Williams 


Young Muslim Voices

The Young Muslim Voices film, Flight is being screened alongside the UK tour of Othello as part of The Othello Project.

A creative social startup which challenges perceptions through the sharing of people's stories. 

Stories written by young Muslims in the UK (with the option of anonymity) and told at live events by diverse casts of actors. We launched our first live show in London at Shakespeare's Globe this summer to a sold out house and standing ovation! We want to collect and share stories from across the UK and are now on the road with ETT to hear what you have to say. Be a part of our next series of live shows by submitting your story.

Find out more at: www.voicesoflondon.com


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