Emina Ashman – Make Me A Houri

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La Mama proudly presents the premiere season of

Make Me A Houri
Written by Emina Ashman
Directed by Stephanie Ghajar

Two women meet in the afterlife. After experiencing grave punishment, Asmara wants nothing more than to purify herself and transform into a Houri – a Virgin of Paradise. Safia agrees to help.

A story of two women seeking to defy the external forces governing their bodies, Make Me A Houri  blends poetry, stylised physicality and unusual anecdotes to explore the relationship between the realms of the sensual and the spiritual, the mystical and the material.

Based in Melbourne, Emina Ashman is an actor, theatre-maker and writer from Malaysia. Her creative expression contours around acting, poetry, devising and visual art. She holds an Honours in Independent Theatre Practice and a Bachelors in Acting and Performance Making from the Victorian College of the Arts. Most recently seen in Melbourne Theatre Company’s season of Hungry Ghosts (2018), Make Me A Houri heralds her debut as both writer and performer of her own work.

Written by Emina Ashman
Directed by Stephanie Ghajar
Performed by Emina Ashman and Nisha Joseph
Set and Costume design by Lara Week
Lighting Design by Shane Grant
Sound Design by Sidney Millar

25 July to 4 August, 2019
Wed and Fri 8:30pm/Thurs, Sat and Sun 6:30pm
Q&A After Show on Wed 31 July
Ticket Prices: $30 Full, $20 Concession
Bookings: 03 9347 6948 or online at www.lamama.com.au
Venue: La Mama Courthouse – 349 Drummond St, Carlton
www.eminaashman.com

Approximate running time: 70 minutes

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Photograph Credits:
Photographer: Keith Costelo
Subject: Emina Ashman