Afsaneh Gray

Afsaneh GrayAfsaneh Gray is a playwright, librettist and short fiction writer. She was a member of the summer 2013 Royal Court Studio Group and, with Paper Tiger, is associate artist at Ovalhouse. Recent credits include the text for an opera, and the Crowd (wept), which premiered at the Tête à Tête Opera Festival at the Riverside Studios; EverWeather, commissioned by Papercut Theatre for XY at Theatre503, transfer to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013; and The Fairground, commissioned by Theatre Delicatessen for Bush Bazaar at the Bush Theatre. Her work for the theatre has also been seen at venues including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Soho Theatre and the Old Red Lion, and developed at venues including Theatre503, the RSC Studio and Ovalhouse. She is a graduate of the Young Writer’s Programme at the Soho Theatre and the Iso Mentorship Scheme. As Associate Artist with IsoProductions she has written for several site-responsive productions, including Shepperton Road (Rosemary Branch) and rather than words comes the thought of high windows (Market Estate Demolition Event). She is currently working on a full-length play, The Hand of God, a musical, Dido and Andy, and an adaptation of her play EverWeather for the screen. Short stories include The Dig and Thalidomide, baby, both presented at Toynbee Hall as part of Are You Sitting Comfortably? and now available for download from Ether.