BFI Early Development Film Fund
Independent Film Trust: Creative Corridor 2022
The National Theatre x Peter Shaffer Commission
John Ruskin Commission – The Atheneum
The Black List’s #muslimlist
BAFTA x BFI Flare mentee
oldham coliseum associate artist
warner media x royal exchange
Arts Council Grant: DYCP
we will keep on | disarm hate | nymphs & thugs
tell me who we were before life made us
not quite right for us
how to eat mangoes
sky writes writer in residence
georgetown global performance and politics labfellow
[re: desire]
santi & naz
its not about the burqa

afshan d’souza-lodhi was born in Dubai and forged in Manchester. She is a writer of scripts and poetry. Her work has been performed and translated into numerous languages across the world. afshan was a 2020 LabFellow for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University and took her one-woman show ‘How To Eat Mangoes’ to Washington DC in 2022.

In 2021, afshan was a Sky Writes writer-in-residence for Rotherham, a partnership In 2021, afshan was a Sky Writes writer-in-residence for Rotherham, a partnership between Sky Studios and New Writing North. She is currently part of the Royal Exchange and WarnerMedia writers exchange programme and is an Oldham Coliseum’s artist-in-residence. afshan was selected as one of the BAFTA BFI Flare mentees for 2022, and is currently developing a TV series with Sky Studios.  She is also developing a TV series with co-writer Joe Willis and PDA films. The pilot ’Its My Party…’ was chosen for the SKY Table Reads programme. 

A TV pilot she wrote called Chop Chop, based on her stage play with the same name, was selected as part of the second annual #MuslimList, a curated list of the most promising unmade scripts from Muslim writers in Hollywood that reside on The Black List. This year, afshan was one of the first to receive The National Theatre’s Peter Shaffer 2022 Commission in conjunction with The Royal Exchange Theatre.

As well as her own writing, afshan is keen to develop other younger and emerging artists and sits on the boards of Manchester Literature Festival and Pie Radio.  

twitter/ instagram: @afshandl