Afsaneh Gray

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Assistant: Ellie Byrne

Film, TV & Theatre

Afsaneh is a playwright and screenwriter. She is currently under commission by Audible and her play GIVE A MAN A BIBLE was longlisted for the inaugural Paines Plough Women's Prize for Playwriting. 

In 2018 Afsaneh won The Brian Way Award. Following a national call out for treatments on the theme of ‘Treaty’ to mark the Treaty of Versailles centenary, her play THE BORDER was commissioned by Theatre Centre and toured schools and venues in 2019.

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UNTITLED COMMISSION

Audible

New commission as part of Audible's Emerging Playwrights Fund

GIVE A MAN A BIBLE

*Longlisted inaugural Paines Plough Women's Prize for Playwriting
*Recipient of Michael Grandage MGC Bursary

Television

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DOCTORS

2020

BBC

2 x 30'
UNTYING THE KNOT - TX date TBC
GOOD NEIGHBOURS - TX date Jan 2020

Theatre

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FULL LENGTH PLAYS

THE BORDER

2019

Theatre Centre / National Tour

Dir. Natalie Wilson
“A fun-filled allegory about freedom of movement” The Stage

OCTOPUS

2016 - 2017

Assembly Box, Edinburgh Fringe/London transfer to Theatre503/UK Tour Spring 2017

Dir. Pia Furtado
“Raises the hairs on the back of your neck … laugh-out-loud funny” The Times

AND THE CROWD (WEPT)

2013

Tête à Tête Opera Festival, Riverside Studios, London

(work in progress showing)
“Both satirical and sad … surprisingly touching” The Guardian

SHORT PLAYS

THE FOOL ON THE HILL (IL MATTO SULLA COLLINA)

2016

Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi Milan, Italy

PLAY 21

2016

Paines Plough Roundabout/ Edinburgh Fringe

BATR, ZONE C

2016

Theatre503 / The State We’re In

PLAY 11

2016

Vault Festival / PLAY (People’s Choice Award)

EVERWEATHER

2014

Papercut Productions, XY/ Edinburgh/Latitude Festival

PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN, PROBABLY AN ARAB

2012

V&A Late / Victoria & Albert Museum

THE FAIRGROUND (MAN/ WALL, THE CAROUSEL, FORTUNE TELLER)

2012

Theatre Delicatessen/ Bush Bazaar/ Bush Theatre

THE MARTIAN CABARET

2012

Blast Off! / Soho Theatre

OLD BAG

2012

Rapid Write Rewind / Theatre503

1-week run of ‘best of’ RWR plays

LOLA, OLD BAG, MAN X

2012

Rapid Write Response/ Theatre503

SHEPPERTON ROAD (episodes 2 & 4)

2010

Iso Productions/ Rosemary Branch

ENTER STRANGER

2010

Central School of Speech and Drama

Co-written with Rosa Connor

RATHER THAN WORDS COMES THE THOUGHT OF HIGH WINDOWS

2010

Market Estate Demolition Event/ Iso Productions

Co-written with Rosa Connor

Other

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RESIDENCIES & COURSES

2015
Invited participant
Orange Tree Writers Collective, Orange Tree Theatre, London
01/08/14 – 01/08/15

2014
Associate Artist (with Paper Tiger, www.papertiger.org.uk)
Ovalhouse Theatre, London

2013
Invited participant
Royal Court Studio Group (led by Leo Butler)

2013
Invited participant
IdeasTap/Northern Film School Short Film Fund Bootcamp (led by Jennifer Granville)