MAKE ME A HOURI
"This was one of the best readings I saw this year. Emina's writing is so beautiful, poetic, dark and all her own."
“Emina Ashman was a whirlwind of passion, wisdom and elemental emotion.”
– Girls on Key
“some of the performers(...)Joseph, especially – are natural comediennes”
– The Age
(latest reviews to come)
La Mama Theatre and Emina Ashman presents
"Make Me A Houri"
Two women have passed on.
After experiencing grave punishment, Asmara desires to transform into a Houri, a virgin of paradise. Safia, who had never married, assists her with this 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