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“Emina Ashman was a whirlwind of passion, wisdom and elemental emotion.”
– Girls on Key

(for more reviews on the production click here)



La Mama Theatre and Emina Ashman presents

"Make Me A Houri"

Two women have passed on. 

In order to reunite with her lover, Asmara wants to transform into a Houri, a virgin of paradise. Safia, a woman she encounters when she wakes up from punishment in the grave, assists her with endeavour. 

Make Me A Houri is a story of two women seeking to defy the external forces governing their bodies. It 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.


Written by Emina Ashman
Directed by Stephanie Ghajar
Set and Costume Design by Lara Week
Lighting Design by Shane Grant
Sound Design by Sidney Millar
Stage Management by Jordan Carter
Publicity by Eleanor Howlett (Sassy Red PR)
Performed by Emina Ashman and Nisha Joseph.

Duration: 70 minutes

Date: July 25th - August 4th
Wed & Fri - 8:30 pm
Thurs, Sat & Sun - 6:30 pm

Venue: La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond St, Carlton


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