Samah Sabawi is an Australian Canadian poet, playwright and essayist, originally from Palestine, now residing in Australia. She has written and produced the plays Cries From the Land (2003) and Three Wishes (2008) both staged successfully in Canada. Sabawi's third play Tales of a City by the Sea enjoyed a sold-out world premiere run last year at Melbourne's La Mama Theatre, and is set to be staged in three Australian cities in 2016. The play was selected for the Victorian Certificate of Education drama and theatre studies’ 2016 playlist and will is published by Currency Press. Samah Sabawi is co-editor of Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas for the Playwrights Canada Press. She is also co-author of I Remember My Name, an anthology of poems by three poets from Gaza (Samah Sabawi, Ramzy Baroud and Jehan Bseisou) edited by Vacy Vlazna and published by Novum Publishing. Samah Sabawi is currently developing her most recent play Them, a play about the lives of five people before a boat sailed from their war tone shores heading to Europe.
Sabawi has received an Australian Postgraduate Award to undertake a PhD by Creative Project at Victoria University commencing 2016.