Arabic (conversation only)
Mariem Omari is an activist, playwright and performer. She lived in the Middle East and North Africa for five years where she worked with some of the most vulnerable people in the region. She has since committed to promoting the stories of the many 'voiceless' to strengthen the voice for human rights and equality.
Continuing her journey in the 'healing power of story', Mariem is now engaging with the Scottish Recovery Network on the Write to Recovery program. Her first play, If I Had a Girl...opened in Glasgow in April 2016 to sell-out audiences and received national media coverage during its March 2017 tour of Scotland. Her solo show, Staring Out of Windows, was developed as part of the Street Theatre's HIVE Program and LaMaMa's NY's 2014 International Playwrights Residency. She was one of the National Theatre of Scotland's Starter for 10 artists, selected to develop her play, One Mississippi.
She is Co-Artistic Director of Bijli, Company in Residence at the National Theatre of Scotland with Umar Ahmed.