Sabrina Mahfouz

Playwright

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Biography

Sabrina began training as a civil servant after a Masters in International diplomacy but she then turned to writing poetry and prose and her first piece for theatre, That Boy, was performed at the Soho Theatre in 2010 and won a Westminster Prize for New Playwrights.

Since then, she has won a UK Young Artists Award 2011 for poetry; an IdeasTap Innovator Award for theatre and one for poetry and she won a place on the Old Vic's TS Eliot Exchange 2011 to New York. She is currently Creative in Residence for Theatre & Poetry at The Hospital Club and will be the 2012 Leverhulme Trust Associate Playwright at the Bush Theatre.

Her recent solo show about a young stripper, Dry Ice, won widespread critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe 2011 and was nominated for The Stage Award for Best Solo Performance.

In 2012 Sabrina was nominated as as World Economic Forum Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum. She is currently poet in residence at the Science Museum.

Sabrina has been part of the writers programs at The Royal Opera House and The Royal Court and a playwright on attachment with Tamasha.

CV

Theatre
Director
RADAR Performance: P.O.P 2013

Director Sabrina Mahfouz

Five spoken-word poets perform new work from their debut solo shows

Writer
Chef 2014

Creator Sabrina Mahfouz
Producer POP
Director Kirsty Patrick Ward
Writer Sabrina Mahfouz
Starring Jade Anouka

Award winning monologue about a haute cuisine head chef who ends up running a prison kitchen

Clean 2012
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Director Orla O'Loughlin
Writer Sabrina Mahfouz

Short play written as part of the Dream Plays Series commissioned by the Traverse Theatre

Underbelly, Edinburgh
Producer Made From Scratch Theatre
Director Matt Wilde
Writer Sabrina Mahfouz

An ‘upmarket’ brothel: It’s Forensic Biology student Marley’s first night at her new job, and AJ – 21, good-looking and intelligent – is her unexpected first client

Dry Ice 2011
Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival & The Bush Theatre, London
Director David Schwimmer
Writer Sabrina Mahfouz
Starring Sabrina Mahfouz

Critically acclaimed solo show about a young stripper

Read
Trishi 2011
Soho Theatre
Producer Mulberry/ Tamasha
Writer Sabrina Mahfouz

Play written on the Mulberry/Tamasha attachment scheme

One Day 2011
The Cockpit Theatre
Producer Made from Scratch
Writer Sabrina Mahfouz

Winner of Made from Scratch New Writer's Award

Sancerre 2011
Royal Opera House
Writer Sabrina Mahfouz

Co-written with K Wimhurst as part of the Royal Opera House attachment scheme

Talking to Michelangelo 2011
The Vinyard, New York
Writer Sabrina Mahfouz

Written as part of the Old Vic New Voices TS Eliot exchange to New York

Crystal Kisses 2011
Contact Theatre, Manchester
Writer Sabrina Mahfouz

Co-written with Avaes Mohammed based on verbetim material about sexual exploitation of young people.

Sirens 2011
In development
Creator Euripides
Writer Sabrina Mahfouz

Modern retelling of Alcestis, Electra & Lysistrata

REMIX (the play) 2010
Battersea Arts Centre
Director Natalie Ibu
Writer Sabrina Mahfouz

That Boy 2010
Soho Theatre
Writer Sabrina Mahfouz

Westminster Prize Award-winning play

Film
Writer
Take It Short
2011
BFI/ Film Four
In development
Director Rebecca Johnson
Writer Sabrina Mahfouz