Abi Zakarian



Kara Fitzpatrick


Abi is an award winning playwright and current member of the RSC’s Writers Group and the Dangerous Space Collective.

Her plays include: I HAVE A MOUTH AND I WILL SCREAM (Vault Festival – Winner of the People’s Choice VAULT Award), THIS IS NOT AN EXIT, produced by the RSC for The Other Place and transferred to the Royal Court; THE BEST PIES IN LONDON, produced by Rift Theatre for their immersive Shakespeare in Shoreditch festival; LULU7, produced by So & So Arts at the Tristan Bates Theatre; SWIFTER, HIGHER, STRONGER, produced by Roundpeg Theatre at the Roundhouse; LITTLE FURIES, which was commissioned by and received a rehearsed reading at Soho Theatre; A THOUSAND YARDS, which was produced by Feast Theatre at Southwark Playhouse. She has also written a short play, RIP HER TO SHREDS, for Undeb Theatre.

Her play FABRIC, originally produced and commissioned by TREMers Theatre, played at the Underbelly as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 for which she was awarded a Fringe First Award. The piece returned in a new production by Damsel Productions at Soho Theatre in September 2018 where it supported Solace Women’s Aid and subsequently toured to non-traditional theatre spaces around London.

Abi has previously been a writer on attachment at Soho Theatre and she was also one of the writers nvolved in the playwright-in-residence Schoolwrights scheme in East London Schools. 

Most recently, Abi been announced as one of the recipients of the third round of MGCFutures Bursaries, the bursary will fund a trip to Yerevan, Armenia in order to research and write her
new play. Abi is also currently under commission to write a new play for a major London theatre and is also adapting FABRIC for screen. 
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