Our People

Healah Riazi


Healah is a playwright from London who has spent the previous five years working with refugees as an advisor – helping people settle in the UK. Her first play was shortlisted for Soho Theatre’s Young Writers’ Award in 2014 and she has had short plays performed at Tristan Bates Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre and RichMix Cinema. The play she would like to write is as yet untitled but will focus on two people – a 25 year old Afghan asylum seeker, and a British mother and son living in a soon to be demolished estate. The play seeks to give a voice to the lesser explored view of the refugee crisis, looking at who is left behind and what might happen to an entire, young undocumented generation who may go underground in their search for a new life – unable to seek asylum through conventional routes.