A bit about us
Seemia Theatre are an award-winning international ensemble of 6 members from Iran, Argentina and the UK, led by Iranian Director Sara Amini. We believe in theatre as a tool to open doors and break barriers, and through socially-engaged devised performances we endeavour to bring communities together.
Seemia was originally established in 2012 by Artistic Director Sara Amini and performer Maryam Davari. In October 2015 following 8 months of training with acclaimed Polish theatre company, Song of the Goat, Seemia reformed as a new ensemble.
Seemia’s devised performances fuse European physical theatre & musicality, British script-writing and Persian storytelling in order to make a vibrant mural of stories to connect audiences with current social and political issues.
From Persian, Seemia translates as ‘Casting a spell with words;’ as an ensemble we aim to create work that is truly spell-binding. During their run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018, Seemia were awarded the Summerhall Lustrum Award, with Evros being one of the greatest moments of the festival programme.
In 2017, they were selected to be mentored by Tangled Feet under their Emerging Ensemble programme, funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. They are one of the six Barbican Open Lab 2022 companies.