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Ishy Din

Radio/tv/screenwriter, Playwright

About

Ishy Din is a playwright and screenwriter, known for his narratives that reflect his upbringing on Teesside, where he remains rooted in Middlesbrough. His journey into the world of storytelling was preceded by a diverse array of jobs, marking the beginning of his evolution into a versatile and accomplished dramatist across multiple disciplines. With a national footprint, Ishy’s plays have graced stages across the country, earning him critical acclaim and prestigious commissions from the National Theatre and the RSC, solidifying his status as a prominent voice in contemporary theatre. Additionally, he is actively involved in the development of several BFI-funded feature film projects, showcasing his versatility across different storytelling mediums. As the founder of Blast Furnace Projects, Ishy is dedicated to nurturing creative talent in his community, delivering innovative skills programs to schools in Teesside. His contributions to the arts extend beyond the stage and screen, with notable collaborations with major broadcasters such as the BBC, CH4, and Netflix, where his original TV series proposals are currently in development. A stalwart supporter of arts organizations, Ishy has served as a trustee on the board of ARC Stockton and currently holds a position as a trustee of Live Theatre in Newcastle, where he continues to advocate for the advancement of theatre in the region. Beyond his professional accomplishments, Ishy is a passionate educator, sharing his expertise in creative writing with students across schools, colleges, and universities. His commitment to fostering creativity extends to the design of courses for Further Education institutions, where he advises on best practices and leads school-based projects aimed at inspiring the next generation of storytellers. Furthermore, Ishy’s involvement with creative writing residentials underscores his dedication to nurturing emerging talent and fostering a supportive environment for aspiring writers to flourish. In addition to his theatrical pursuits, Ishy Din is a prolific writer and has contributed a series of articles to the WritersMosaic podcast and website, showcasing his insights into the craft of storytelling and enriching the literary landscape with his unique perspective.

Ishy Din

Ishy Din

Radio/tv/screenwriter, Playwright

Email

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Posts

  • Reading Round Fellow