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23 Oct 2019 - 24 Oct 2028

Genesis Almeida New Playwrights, Big Plays Programme

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Zia Ahmed is a poet and writer hailing from North-West London. He is part of the London Laureates, having been shortlisted for London’s Young Poet Laureate 2015/16. He is a former Roundhouse Slam Champion and a Writer in Residence at Paines Plough as part of Channel 4’s Playwright Scheme 2017. In 2018 he was chosen to be a part of the Bush Theatre's Emerging Writers Group. In 2019, Zia’s stage debut I WANNA BE YOURS premiered at the Bush Theatre. Zia has also written for My White Best Friend and is currently under commission with the Royal Court and the Bush Theatre.