Guleraana is an award winning writer, theatre maker and one half of The Thelmas, a female-led theatre company devoted to empowering women to redress the equality imbalance in the arts. She is passionate about telling authentic stories that celebrate, not stereotype.
She regularly writes for community and youth groups, and leads playwriting masterclasses for artists of all ages. She is leader of the National Theatre’s Writing for Theatre programme (ages 16-21) and VAULT Festival’s New
Writing Programme. She teaches on the BA Writing for Performance, and mentors on the MA/MFA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Guleraana is currently working on an original pilot commission from Sky Studios, co-written with afshan d’souza-lodhi. She is one of the recipients of a Genesis Kickstart Fund 2022 to develop her new play I AM THE GHOST OF QANDEEL BALOCH, originally seed-commissioned by Sphinx Theatre.
Previous credits include:
ALL THE SMALL THINGS (short, BBC Children’s)
MISFITS (co-writer) Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
SANTI & NAZ (co-writer with afshan d’souza-lodhi), VAULT Festival 2020, Winner of an Origins Award for Outstanding New Work & Finalist for Best Stage Production at Asian Media Awards
THE BIGGER PICTURE (audio), commissioned by Tamasha and SOAS
MAKE NOISE (audio) as part of Forgotten Women
COCONUT, Ovalhouse & national tour, nominated for two OFFIE Awards including most promising new playwright