Sara Shaarawi


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Sara Shaarawi

Sara Shaarawi is a playwright, producer and performer from Cairo who is now based in Glasgow. She has had her work performed at the Tron Theatre (Glasgow), The Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh), Village Pub Theatre (Edinburgh), Platform (Easterhouse), Rich Mix (London) and the CCA (Glasgow). Sara also took part in the Playwrights Studio Scotland's 2015 Mentoring Programme and the National Theatre of Scotland's Breakthrough Writers programme in 2016. In 2017 she was one of the recipients of a Playwrights' Studio, Scotland New Playwrights Award, and received a Starter programme bursary with the National Theatre of Scotland. Also in 2017, she partnered with the Workers Theatre to crowdfund and create Megaphone, a new bursary aimed at supporting artists of colour based in Scotland. Other credits include the dramaturgy, performance and translation of One Day in Spring (Oran Mor/NTS) and Here's the News from Over There (Northern Stage), and project managing the Arab Arts Focus showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017.

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