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?.
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.