Introducing Sahera Khan

What made you want to be an artist / performer?

I always want be an actor since I was young but it never happened. When I became older, I experienced lots of different directions in my life. Finally, I found my passion for my career which was the creative industry. I have now been an artist/performer for over 10 years.

What/who inspires your craft?

During my childhood I enjoyed watching television and films. Also, I was involved in the school performances. I had started writing stories and read the books when I was in school. I think the media and school inspired me to the creative side. I now write plays, creative work and films.

What’s your vision for the future of theatre and where do you see yourself going after CRIPtic?

My vision to see more Deaf and disabled artists increase, more opportunities behind the stages and roles within the theatre. There needs to be more access and inclusion. I would like to see more Deaf and disabled writers, producers and directors within the industry.

After the CRIPtic show, I would like to continue my writing (‘No Words’ play and two books). My performance (The Cockerel and the Fox) is another area I want to focus on and to develop the idea for a comedy short film. Also, create my BSL poems videos and continue to create contents on my YouTube channel. I hope to gain the opportunity to work as an actor in television and film for small roles.