We are sick of it, being ignored We are sick of it, being indoors No Guts, No Heart, No Glory explores being young, fearless and doing the unexpected. Common Wealth have been working closely with five 16-22 year old Muslim women and former National Champion Ambreen Sadiq to devise the show to make sure it represents a young Muslim female experience. We want it to speak to young people, to make them feel braver, to live how they want to live, so that they are free and confident to make their own choices tomorrow. Co-produced by Contact and funded by Arts Council England, Scottish Government, Neighbourhood Partnership (Portobello and Craigmillar), Foundation Scotland, Theatre in the Mill, Bradford Council and Contact.
Aisha Zia is a writer and producer based in London and Bradford. She worked with Common Wealth on her first full-length play An Indecent Incident, produced in London. She went on to complete her second full-length play, The Fox and the Libertine, gaining a distinction on her MA in Creative Writing at City University. Aisha was included in the 'Ave It' writers line up at the Old Vic Tunnels for the Coming Up Later Festival sponsored by Ideas Tap. She has worked as a researcher to Colin Teevan, an Intern at HighTide, and completed the Critical Mass Artist Development Program at the Royal Court. Her first short film documentary Ridley Road was part of the East End Film Festival in 2011. Aisha worked as a writer on Our Glass House. She is also the Deputy Photo Editor for the Financial Times Weekend Magazine.