Tasnim Hossain

RESIDENT PLAYWRIGHT

Tasnim, around 5 years old, pretending to be sporty.

Tasnim Hossain is a playwright and performance poet. Her work has been staged by ATYP and Apocalypse Theatre Company in Sydney, Australia, 24:7 Theatre Festival in Manchester, UK, and published by Currency Press. Her first solo show was developed through support from Playwriting Australia's Lotus Salon for Asian-Australian writers and premiered in Australia at Perth’s Fringe World, with a second season at You Are Here festival in Canberra. In 2015, she participated in The Hive, The Street Theatre’s script development program in Canberra, ATYP's Fresh Ink National Mentoring Program andPlaywriting Australia’s Lotus First Draft program, both in Sydney. In 2013, she was an Associate Artist at Canberra Youth Theatre. Tasnim has performed her poetry in various bars, theatres and streets in Australia. She has also taught performance poetry skills to young people through schools and community groups in Canberra. She has a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) from the Australian National University.