Afreena Islam

Enabler - Greater Manchester

Theatre-maker and Project Manager

Afreena Islam (Enabler) is a theatre-maker and project manager based in Manchester. She is a trustee at Contact where she chairs the Artistic Evaluation Board, and also sits on the management committee of Ananna, a local charity supporting women predominantly from Bangladeshi backgrounds.

Her artistic practice focuses on her experience as a second-generation immigrant, and her show Daughters of the Curry Revolution has toured extensively. As well as her own practice, Afreena works collaboratively as a deviser and performer, and is an associate artist for interactive theatre-makers, Coney.

She is one of 2 project managers for Diverse Actions, a Live Art UK initiative championing culturally diverse ambition, excellence and talent in Live Art.