The WOW festival aims to create a platform for women and girls from all four corners of the world to inspire collaboration, debate and creativity. Our project, Creating Heroines also aims to do just that across all of WOW South Asia. We will explore incredible stories behind sidelined women in history and mythology, and invite you to come and use them to inspire new, imagined heroines of the future, using traditional puppet-making techniques!
Pakistani actress, puppeteer and artist.Yamina Peerzada has done her Masters in Acting for Screen from the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. She also won Best Actress (Terrestrial) at the Lux Style Awards 2014. She has worked as a puppeteer with the Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop in various productions in Pakistan as well as India, Turkey, Italy, Norway, France, Denmark, Scotland and the United Kingdom. She also voiced the female protagonist “Rani”, a 6 year old puppet character on ‘Sim Sim Hamara’ a Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop and Sesame Workshop collaboration in 2011.