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Niloo-Far Khan

My name is Niloo-Far Khan and I am a 29 year old emerging theatremaker based in Edinburgh with Italian and Pakistani roots. I have a strong interest in new writing: particularly in bringing a diversity of modern Scottish stories to the stage and screen. Since graduating from MFA Directing at Edinburgh Napier University in 2019 I have directed In Her Corner by Mikey Burnett (New Celts, Fringe 2019) and National Theatre of Scotland, BBC and Hopscotch Films' Scene's for Survival, Black Scots 2020. During COVID-19 lockdown I was lucky to receive the Magnetic North Micro-commission funding for developing a new script, Green Ladies, by Julie Tsang (2020).
I have a long standing neurological condition called Transverse Myelitis that affected my ability to perform (as I had originally graduated in Musical Theatre 2012 and my condition began in 2013). My experience with this condition causes abnormal pain and lack of sensation in different areas of my body and it’s something that can disable me when the pain is at its worst. When this happens, I offer dramaturgical support to established artists such as Annie George. It has also inspired me to work on a new script called Transabled, a verbatim piece by James Harker that we hope to make into a VR participation. Thanks to the FST Bursary, I am assistant director to: Birds of Paradise Robert Softely-Gale for a new work by Robert Drummond’s Don’t Make Tea which has been postponed till further notice; a new digital cross-artform project about Pakistani and Scottish connections called Crossing Lines by Anne Wood and directed by Kath Burlinson; and finally National Theatre of Scotland’s new musical Orphans directed by Cora Bisset (2021). My career path has been a long and windy one to get to where I feel I belong as a theatremaker.
Org Type: Producing Company/Individual
Work Produced: Theatre