Sara Shaarawi

Sara Shaarawi is a playwright from Cairo, based in Glasgow. Her play Niqabi Ninja was produced by Independent Arts Projects (Edinburgh) and Hewar Theater Company (Alexandria) and was performed in London (Shubbak Festival), Edinburgh (EIF/Lyceum), Glasgow (Tramway), Inverness (Eden Court), Aberdeen (Lemon Tree) and Dundee (Dundee Rep) as well Alexandria and Cairo.

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. Other credits include the dramaturgy, performance and translation of One Day in Spring (Oran Mor/NTS), and project managing the Arab Arts Focus showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017.