Raman Mundair is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and director. She is based in Shetland and Glasgow and is a working class woman of colour. Raman has a keen interest in decolonising theatre practice and has written about her own lived experience as a theatre maker in Bella Caledonia. https://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2020/09/01/decolonising-theatre-a-playwrights-perspective/
Her recent work has been as a director at the Tron Theatre on Joe McCann's play, Things My White Friends Say and writer/director for film and a dramaturg and mentor to young writers at Scottish Youth Theatre.
Raman is the author of Lovers, Liars, Conjurers and Thieves, A Choreographer’s Cartography, The Algebra of Freedom (a play) and is the editor of Incoming: Some Shetland Voices. Raman won an ALL3Media Scholarship award and is a graduate of National Film and Television School. She was shortlisted as a writer and director for Sharp Shorts and has been awarded a place on the BFI Convergence Programme. Her new experimental films, Choreographies of Resist///dance were commissioned by Glasgow Tramway and shown on #TramwayTV. She has been invited by BBC Writers Room to be part of their Scottish Drama 2021 initiative and has been commissioned by Synchronicity Films to work on an original drama series. She is a Margaret Tait Award 2021/2022 nominee.
Raman’s work is socially and politically observant, bold, mischievous, cutting edge and potent with poetic imagery and integrity. Her writing plays with the intersections of race, gender, sexuality and class and challenges notions of British and colonial histories and identities. Raman's work focuses on the experiences, knowledges and life-worlds of people of colour and reframes their experience from a fresh, new perspective. She has published poetry, fiction, drama and non-fiction and has performed and exhibited her artwork around the world from Aberdeen to Zimbabwe. She presents the Intersectional Voices (IV) podcast.
As an activist she has worked on a grass roots level against anti racism, anti fascism, state violence, No Borders, and against gender based, domestic and sexual violence.
She is the founder of the online FB space: EKTA - Intersectional Dialogue for Women: facebook.com/groups/160559894582046/