Rasha Shaheen is Egyptian, born in Kuwait, raised in Bangor, N. Wales and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A cultural hot-pot that has also translated to her work. She is songwriter, comedian, actress, educator, coder and project coordinator. She started out as a musician performing sounds from post-punk, to no-wave psyche to art-pop, and has performed internationally since 1997. With a Masters in Song-writing, Rasha teaches at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music. She is also a project coordinator for Highlight Arts (not-for-profit arts organisation). Rasha currently explores theatre through comedy and drama and is part of the Scaffold State theatre company.
Currently in the process of creating an album for a new project guised under the name ∑nnth as well as working on Highlight Arctic in Sept 2016
Scaffold State presents
Much Ado About Nothing
Cast: Christine Bows, Anna Cura Rodes, Claire Delle Luche, Tori Johanne Lau, Rasha Shaheen, Pia Wojtinnek, Helia Zarbafi, Leo Acker, Sam Barnes, Andrew Bowman, Sean Grace, Terry John, Felipe Mattei, Rob Scott.
Directed by Gareth Kennerley & Jennifer Lunn
Original Score Composed by Rasha Shaheen
Much Ado About Nothing is a brilliant and timeless comedic treat. In this new production we watch as the course of true love unravels among the clients at the exclusive Spa Messina. Will it find its way again or will the plottings of Donna John break everything apart irreparably?
Scaffold State presents
The Cherry Orchard
Cast: Rasha Shaheen, Jo Corrigan, Hayley Oakes, Korina Ioannou, Francesca Farina, Ashwani Jha, Max Whiteley, Jean-Frederic Garcia, Nathan Townsend, Shane Antonio, Fabrizio Colonna, Leo Acker and other members of the Scaffold State Training Company.
Directed by Gareth Kennerley
ARAB WOMEN TELL IT LIKE IT IS
Razor Sharp brings together three of London’s foremost Arab women writing for the stage today: Hannah Khalil,Yamina Bakiri and Malu Halasa. Myself and Jumaan will be bringing their writings. to life.
Collaborating with an Arab cast, and responding to current affairs with satire and humour, this new writing tackles topics ranging from the emergence of a new breed of Arab protester, the long wait for a president in America and Palestine, and a failed film project in Syria. The show is entirely written, directed, produced and acted by Arab women of the theatre industry.
I am super psyched to be part of this!
#RazorSharp Shubbak Festival RichMix Sandpit Arts
The Speed Sisters film is now being screened at all good film festivals. The first all-women race car driving team in the Middle East. They’re bold. They’re fearless. And they’re tearing up tracks all over Palestine. Proud from my song Bubble Gum to feature in the trailer and the film.
Music in Trailer: "Ala Remshi" by Khalas, "Young & Reckless" by Merna, "Bubble Gum" by Rasha Shaheen
Oct 14th - ICA - Film that Buys the Cinema - World premier at London 2014 Film Festival.
An experimental feature film with 1 min continuous shot clips from 70 artists incl. Beardyman, Portishead, Reggie Watts, Rozi Plain and myself plus many more. This trailer contains a segment of my 1 min. animation using Processing for visuals and my iPad Animoog for sound.
Mother Knows - ∑nnth
Home - ∑nnth Feat. Sa
Visuals created by Rasha Shaheen using Processing
Soap - Rasha Shaheen & Ali Chant
Bubble Gum - Rasha Shaheen - on Speed Sisters Documentary