About me

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 Persian Calligraphy artist who studied in The Iranian Calligraphy Institute, Tehran. In 2006 she received an Art and Design diploma from Coleg Glan Hafren, Cardiff and following that she has run many Persian Calligraphy workshops and shown and sold her works in a variety of exhibitions.

As a Persian Calligraphy artist she has combined traditional Persian Calligraphy and Persian classical literature together inspired by Western Calligraphy and painting to create a new unique visual style.

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. She has completed an MA in Scriptwriting at the University of Glamorgan where she won the Knight Hall Scriptwriting Prize for her sceenplay Forgotten Days.

“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.”

Sherman Cymru

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