Liwaa Yazji

Liwaa Yazji (Writer)

For the Royal Court: Goats (‘Told From the Inside’ Reading).

Other theatre includes: Here in the Park, Q&Q (Birth Festival/Royal Exchange, Manchester).

Television includes: The Brothers (Pan Arab channels), Heim (Germany).

Films include: Haunted (feature documentary).

Awards include: Special Mention in the First Film Competition at FID Marseille (Haunted); GIGAF Festival Tunis Al-Waha Bronze Award (Haunted).

Liwaa Yazji is a Syrian Playwright, Filmmaker, Screenwriter and Poet. She was born in Moscow and grew up in Damascus. She has published a volume of poetry In Peace, we leave Home and was resident poet at Poets House New York in 2015 where her book Three Poems was published in English. Liwaa took part in the Royal Court workshops in Beirut with writers from Lebanon and Syria from 2013-15 where she began the work on Goats, supported by the British Council.