An award-winning Palestinian-Irish writer, Hannah’s stage plays include critically acclaimed Scenes from 68* Years: “confirms Khalil as a dramatist of compelling potential” – Daily Telegraph (Arcola Theatre, London, 2016), The Worst Cook in the West Bank (Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival), Bitterenders (winner Sandpit Arts’ Bulbul 2013, performed at Golden Thread Theatre’s ReOrient Festival in San Francisco, 2015), Plan D (Tristan Bates Theatre, nominated for the Meyer Whitworth Award), Leaving Home (The King’s Head) and Ring (Soho Theatre London’s Westminster Prize).
Hannah’s radio plays include Last of the Pearl Fishers and The Deportation Room, both for BBC Radio 4. Plan D is published in the USA as part of Inside/Outside: Six plays from Palestine and the Diaspora edited by Naomi Wallace and Ismail Khalidi; and Bitterenders is part of Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas published in 2016 by Playwrights Canada Press. Scenes from 68* Years is due to be published as part of Routledge USA’s second anthology of plays by Women of Color in 2017. Hannah is the writer on attachment at the Bush Theatre, London as part of the Project 2036.
Hannah Khalil www.hannahkhalil.com
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