Aliya Gulamani is a young deaf playwright who has recently been accepted to the Royal Court’s prestigious Young Writer’s Programme, after two years as a member of Deafinitely Theatre’s young writers group.
When did you first start writing? I started writing poetry when I was 8 or 9 years old, and I’ve loved writing short stories for as long as I can remember. My venture into playwriting began when I joined Deafinitely Theatre’s ‘Deafinitely Creative’ group.
How did that help you? The course taught us how to observe the world to feed our imagination