Sabrina Mahfouz

Sabrina Mahfouz


Sabrina is a playwright, poet and screenwriter.

She is currently working with the V&A Museum, Royal Opera House, Saqi Books, Futures Theatre, National Theatre New Views, the Central School of Speech and Drama and Clean Break creating and/or teaching work for children, teenagers and adults. Her 2016 plays are WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK (Paines Plough); SLUG (nabokov); BATTLEFACE (Bush Theatre); LAYLA’S ROOM (Theatre Centre) and THE LOVE I FEEL IS RED (Tobacco Factory Theatres).

Her TV short, BREAKING THE CODE, was produced by BBC3 & BBC Drama earlier this year. Her play CHEF won a 2014 Fringe First Award and CLEAN was produced by Traverse Theatre and transferred to New York in 2014. Sabrina has been the Sky Arts Academy Scholar for Poetry, Leverhulme Playwright in Residence and Associate Artist at Bush Theatre.
Sabrina studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, receiving her MA in International Politics and Diplomacy and at King’s College, University of London, receiving her BA in Classics and English Literature.
 Her creative work has been recognized with a number of awards. These include being nominated for an Arts Foundation Award 2015 for Performance Poetry; receiving a 2014 Fringe First Award; the 2013 Sky Arts Futures Fund Award; an Old Vic New Voices Underbelly Edinburgh Award 2012; a UK Young Artists Award 2011; The Stage Award for Best Solo Performance 2011 nomination; an Old Vic New Voices TS Eliot Award and a Westminster Prize for New Playwrights 2010.

 Her poetry collection, HOW YOU MIGHT KNOW ME, is published by Outspoken Press. Her plays DRY ICE, ONE HOUR ONLY, CLEAN, LAYLA’S ROOM, WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK, A SHOP SELLING SPEECH and CHEF are all published by Methuen Bloomsbury. She has monologues published in a number of anthologies and is a contributing author to THE GOOD IMMIGRANT (Unbound) and HERE I STAND (Walker Books).