Rabiah Hussain’s current TV projects in development include a book adaptation with Parti Productions, which has been commissioned for script by the BBC, a book adaptation with BBC Studio Wales, an original TV series based on her play SPUN with Wall to Wall Television, and her original idea with Little House Productions. She was recently announced as one of the writers for the highly competitive BBC TV Drama Writers’ Programme 2020, and is developing an original script with Clerkenwell Films.
Rabiah was a writer for the prestigious Kudos TV and Royal Court Theatre Fellowship Programme 2019. She was part of the writer’s room for Riz Ahmed’s ENGLISTAN, and completed a shadow scheme with The Forge for ACKLEY BRIDGE.
In 2018, Rabiah was part of the BBC Drama Room programme and is an alumnus of the B3 Media Talent Lab for upcoming BAME filmmakers. Rabiah’s debut full-length play, SPUN, premiered at Arcola Theatre in July 2018, receiving 4-star reviews in The Guardian and The Stage, and was nominated for Best Stage Production at the Asian Media Awards. SPUN toured Canada in 2019, won the German Baden-Wuttemberg Youth Theatre Prize in 2020, and was shortlisted for the German Youth Theatre Awards 2020.
Rabiah was the copywriter for the 2019 LEVI’s Music Project campaign video, YOUR VOICE. YOUR WAY.
Rabiah’s plays, poetry, monologues, and audio projects have been part of programmes with Tamasha Theatre, The Rich Mix, The Space Arts Centre, The Bunker Theatre, RADA, Bechdel Theatre, Theatre Absolute, and Battersea Art Centre.
Accompanying her creative work, Rabiah has contributed opinion pieces to The Guardian, Huffington Post Blog, Exeunt Magazine, Burnt Roti, The F-Word, Gal-Dem and Wales Arts Review.