Sabrina Mahfouz

Playwright

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Biography

Sabrina is currently the Poet in Residence for Cape Farewell, an organisation that provides a cultural response to climate change. She is an Associate Artist alumni at the Bush Theatre in London; a Writer at Liberty for the UK civil rights charity LIBERTY and the Creative Director of poetry production company P.O.P.

She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper on the executive board of the London hub. Sabrina studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, receiving her MA in International Politics and Diplomacy and at King’s College, University of London, receiving her BA (Hons) in Classics and English Literature.

Her creative work has been recognized with a number of awards. Most recently, these include receiving a 2014 Fringe First Award; the 2013 Sky Arts Futures Fund Award; an Old Vic New Voices Underbelly Edinburgh Award; a UK Young Artists Award; The Stage Award for Best Solo Performance 2011 nomination; an Old Vic New Voices TS Eliot Award and a Westminster Prize for New Playwrights. Her first book, The Clean Collection, is available from Bloomsbury.

Her recent solo show Chef won widespread critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 and won a Fringe First.


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