About Fatima Uygun
Fatima Uygun is a Glasgow based playwright, visual artist and political activist. Born in Ankara, Turkey, Fatima graduated with a degree in fine arts from Sydney College of the Arts. She moved to Glasgow over 20 years and completed a Masters in Equality and Human Rights at Strathclyde University. She has written and directed 4 plays through her company Pitheid Productions including the political musicals “Rent Strike” and “Strike A Light”. Her dark drama “Dawning of the Day” was featured at Women's Playwrights International Conference in Capetown in 2015, where she was a speaker and delegate. A well-known anti-racism campaigner, Fatima was one of the original organisers of the famous Govanhill Baths occupation and is a founder of the annual Govanhill International Carnival and Festival. She is currently working on a script “Pauper’s Purgatory” based in Scotland’s 19th century music halls.