The Reluctant Fundamentalist will be the first ever stage production of Mohsin Hamid’s Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel and Hollywood blockbuster film. The production looks at the ironies of prejudice and representation in a post 9/11 New York and Pakistan. It follows Pakistani native Changez’s disenchantment with the West and his journey back to Lahore. The production has been adapted for stage by Stephanie Street (Sisters) and will be directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah (Moth).
Playwright Stephanie Street is an actor, writer, Literary Associate of HighTide Festival and founder member of The Act for Change Project. She recently appeared in Rufus Norris' production Behind the Beautiful Forevers (National Theatre).
Theatre includes King James Bible and Nightwatchman (National Theatre), Rough Cuts and Shades (Royal Court Theatre), Sweet Cider (Arcola Theatre), Not the End of the World (Bristol Old Vic) Too Close to Home (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith) and The Vagina Monologues (National Tour).
Television includes Silk, Lewis, Apparitions and Primeval.
Writing includes an adaptation of Wuthering Heights (NYT REP season 2015) and Sisters, a verbatim piece which re-opened the Sheffield Crucible Studio in March 2010.
Director Prasanna Puwanarajah is a writer and director for film, television and theatre. Prasanna's debut play Nightwatchman premiered at the National Theatre.
Direction includes Moth (HighTide Festival at Bush Theatre).
His short film The Half-Light, which he both wrote and directed also received critical acclaim and awards in film festivals around the world.