Afsaneh Gray is a playwright, librettist and short fiction writer based in London. She is currently under commission by the Unicorn Theatre and the Paolo Grassi School in Milan, and has previously been a member of the Royal Court Studio Group and the Orange Tree Writers Collective. Recent credits include BATR, Zone C (Theatre503); PLAY 11 (Vault Festival 2016); the text for an opera about the death of Jade Goody, and the Crowd (wept), which premiered as a work in progress showing to critical acclaim 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 Latitude 2014; and The Fairground, commissioned by Theatre Delicatessen for Bush Bazaar at the Bush Theatre. In addition to developing a play for young people with the Unicorn Theatre, she is also working on a new piece with Theatre503 subsequent to being longlisted for their 2014 Playwriting Award, and developing her first short film. Short stories include The Dig and Thalidomide, baby, both presented at Toynbee Hall as part of Are You Sitting Comfortably?.