Satinder Chohan


Satinder grew up in Southall, West London, taking a first-class BA degree in English Language and Literature at King’s College London and an MA at Yale University. After editing arts and culture magazine 2nd Generation and women of colour magazine Pride, she worked as a documentary researcher and assistant producer. Her first play Zameen, about a cotton farming family in globalising Punjab, embarked on a UK tour (Kali Theatre).  Selected for an Emerging Writers’ residency at Traverse Theatre, she also completed a Writer’s Attachment at Hampstead Theatre, where she wrote Crossing the Line, about Somali pirates and British gap year students, for Heat & Light (Hampstead’s Youth Theatre). KabaddiKabaddiKabaddi, about kabaddi players in 1936 Punjab and Punjabi immigrants in 2012 London,  toured the UK. She received the 2013 Adopt A Playwright Award for Mother India, about East-West surrogacy (now under commission with Tamasha Theatre). 1984, a coming of age play set against the Miners’ Strike and Sikh independence struggle, featured in Finborough Theatre’s 2014 Vibrant Festival. Other continuing work includes Lotus Beauty, set in a suburban British Asian beauty salon, White Mass, a play about Israeli apartheid and Lost Bright Heads, a feature film about teenagers from her hometown.

For Pursued by a Bear:

Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi