Mitra Sanei is an award winning writer who grew up in Iran where she originally worked as a journalist and translator on a variety of national newspapers and magazines as a film and Art correspondent.
Mitra is also a professional artist who studied in The Iranian Calligraphy Institute, Tehran. In 2006 she received an Art and Design diploma from Coleg Glan Hafren, Cardiff and she has exhibited and run workshops in the UK and internationally and shown her work in a variety of exhibitions. In 2020-2021 she exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. As an artist she combines traditional Persian Calligraphy and classical literature together inspired by Western Calligraphy and painting to create a new unique visual style.
Mitra has completed an MA in Scriptwriting at the University of Glamorgan where she won the Knight Hall Scriptwriting Prize for her screenplay Forgotten Days. Following the staging of her first play Tehran Milk Queue in the Sherman Theatre in 2008 she was selected for the Critical Mass course at The Royal Court Theatre in London.
“After Those Years is a story full of potential; and is both politically and emotionally pertinent.”
Royal Court Theatre, Critical Mass
“Her work is a pleasure to include, developing from her skills in Persian Calligraphy and adapted into contemporary communication.”
Women’s Arts Association
“She has a fantastic sense of humour, which she brings with her to her work.”