Afsaneh 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.
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.