Afsaneh Gray is a playwright, librettist and screenwriter. She is the recipient of the 2018 Brian Way Award and is currently under commission by the Unicorn Theatre and BBC Doctors. Her new play Give A Man A Bible is in development with the Bush Theatre. Octopus, a satire about what it means to be British (“Raises the hairs on the back of your neck…laugh-out-loud funny” The Times), premiered at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe (subsequently Theatre503/UK tour). Previous work includes and the Crowd (wept), a verbatim opera about the death of Jade Goody (“Both satirical and sad” The Guardian) (Tête à Tête Opera Festival), BATR Zone C (Theatre503), and The Fool On The Hill (Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi, Milan). She has been a member of the Bush Theatre's Emerging Writers' Group, the Orange Tree Writers Collective, the Royal Court Studio Group and the Soho Young Writers’ Group. Representation: Giles Smart @ United Agents.
Omar El-Khairy is a writer for stage and screen. He was part of the Young Writers' Programmes at both the Royal Court and Soho Theatre. His first full-length play, Given the Times, was commissioned for a rehearsed reading at the Finborough Theatre as part of their Vibrant Festival. He was also commissioned by Soho Theatre to develop their first online distributed narrative (Project X), and is a fellow of the T. S. Eliot UK/US Exchange. Other collaborations include Theatre 503, the Arcola, the Lyric and the Unicorn. He is currently working on a new full-length play, Soft Sand, and his short film, Tunnels, is in production with Idioms Film in the West Bank.
Tanya Singh is an interdisciplinary artist, working across new writing, performance and moving image. In addition to her projects with Paper Tiger, her previous work has been shown at the Burton-Taylor Theatre, Old Fire Station, Oxford Playhouse, ICA, East End Film Festival, Channel 4 (Stranger, a 3-Minute Wonder), V&A Museum, Laban, Southwark Playhouse and Soho Theatre. She has worked in film production (IMDB) and artists moving image exhibition, and most recently was a long-term filmmaker-in-residence at Mulberry School for Girls and an Associate Artist with Tamasha Theatre Company. Alongside her current theatre-based projects, Echo and Taranis, she is developing a feature-length screenplay adaptation of Rana Dasgupta’s short story ‘The Memory Editor’ (Tokyo Cancelled) and a short film called Thomas.