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Kurban Kassam

Kurban Kassam

Kurban is completing his masters in writing screenwriting at the Royal Central Speech and Drama. The course has fuelled his ambition to work as a full-time writer for stage and screen, having already gained a screenwriting credit for co-writing The Hungry, a modern-day adaptation of Titus Andronicus set in Northern India. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017. Earlier in his career, Kurban was also part of the Royal Court Young Writers Programme and Theatre 503. 

Kurban is keen to explore his Asian heritage in unusual and comedic ways, his stories range from a radio play about mobsters, a TV drama about spiritual tourism and a musical set in a dysfunctional family setting, all through the lens of an Asian diaspora. This exploration is giving him a greater understanding of his own identity and culture, and is the best motivation to keep writing.  

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