Aisha Zia is an award-winning playwright from Peterborough, former resident artist at Somerset House Studios in London and Theatre 503’s 503Five alumni. She has toured site- specific plays across the UK having had huge success with her plays No Guts, No Heart, No Glory (Winner of Scotsman Fringe First Award, shortlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Awards) and Our Glass House (Winner of the Special Commendation from Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Awards) with Common Wealth.
Aisha’s work engages young and diverse participants across the UK. Her work is dedicated to non-theatre audiences and has a strong proven track record of working in communities to deliver high-quality artistic work, using her unique approach to testimonial theatre. She is interested in real people and real stories that impact our lives today. Her work with Good Chance Theatre led her to set up a new art gallery and social platform in Peterborough, showcases the work of British Muslim artists to explore the themes of a new piece of work she will be presenting at the HighTide Festival in 2021.