Zahida Rahemtulla

Zahida Rahemtulla is an emerging writer of fiction and theatre. Her first plays, The Wrong Bashir and The Frontliners, are in development. She has been a resident at the Banff Centre in Alberta and Millay Colony for the Arts in New York. Her plays have been shortlisted for the Playwrights Guild of Canada Surefire! Lists, the Canadian Playwriting Competition (Theatre BC), the Ellen Ross Stuart Playwriting Prize (Tarragon Theatre & Ontario Arts Foundation), and won a 2020 Silk Road Emerging Artist Award. She is so excited to have a play headed for premiere through Playwrights Theatre Centre’s New Play in Development Prize, which will develop The Frontliners as its 2022 play. She also writes short fiction and is at work on a humour novel for kids. She has worked for several years in Vancouver’s immigrant and refugee nonprofit sector in the areas of housing, employment, and literacy.