Sara Shaarawi


Julia Tyrrell Management Ltd
57 Greenham Road
N10 1LN

Telephone: 020 8374 0575



Arabic (spoken and some written) and Italian (spoken)

Playwrights' Studio

Former New Playwrights Award

Sara Shaarawi

Sara  Shaarawi is a playwright 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 the Playwrights' Studio Scotland's New Playwright's Awards, 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. She's currently the Executive Director of the arts organisation Highlight Arts. 

Photograph by Beth Chalmers

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