Spotlight: SAYA ZAHAWI


SAYA ZAHAWI by Kim Hardy
Photo: Kim Hardy
7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7RJ
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Oslo, Norway
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Height:5' (152cm)
Playing Age:16 - 24 years
Actual Age:24 years
Appearance:Asian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Nationality:Norwegian, Iraqi
Other:Equity, Musicians' Union
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Long
Voice Quality:Warm

About me:

Stage Musical Radio Cabaret Short Film Workshop Comedy Further Credits
2018, Stage, Egeus/Fairy/Ensemble, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Rose Bruford College, Peter Bramley
2018, Stage, Siva/Writer/Composer, Dig for Love, Rose Bruford College, Matt Woodhead
2017, Stage, Estragon (Gogo), Waiting for Godot, Rose Bruford College, Tony Bell
2017, Stage, Kolya/Anna, Three Days in the Country, Rose Bruford College, Jeremy Harrison
2016, Stage, Lis, Forst bli'r man jo fodt, Romerike Folkehogskole, Sara Maria Helstad
2015, Stage, Sonja (Lead), The Journey to the Christmas Star, Romserike Folkehogskole, Steinar Amundsen
2019, Musical, Angel City, Margret, Anna, Margie, City of Angels, Rose Bruford College, Alexandra Spencer Jones
2016, Musical, Craig, Factory Girl, Parade, Romerike Folkehogskole, Dag Braaten
2014, Musical, Ensemble/Various Roles, Oliver!, Operaen i Kristiansund, Line Kristiansen Cancino
2020, Radio, Noor, Anglia, Listen. Rinse. Repeat, Chris Gregory
2020, Radio, Lady Noor, The Angel's Calling, Alternative Stories, Chris Gregory
2019, Radio, Awira, Anglia, Alternative Stories Podcast, Chris Gregory
2019, Radio, Instructor, Sofia, The Bulbul Was Singing, BBC Radio 4, Emma Harding
2019, Cabaret, Rosemary/Producer/Writer, Labels and Layers, Liars Lovers Loser's Luck, Saya Zahawi, Annika Kordes, Ragnhild Risnes
2018, Cabaret, Rosemary/Producer/Writer, Labels and Layers, Liars Lovers Loser's Luck, Saya Zahawi, Ragnhild Risnes, Annika Kordes
2015, Cabaret, Various Roles/Writer/Musician, Absence, Romerike Folkehogskole, Dag Braaten
Short Film
2017, Short Film, Actor/Singer/Song Writer, Maya, Rose Bruford College, Lucinda Riley
2019, Workshop, Myths of Europe, Dash Arts/Young Vic, Tim Supple
2019, Workshop, Theatretrain Mill Hill Course, Theatretrain Mill Hill, Mitch Mitchelson
2020, Comedy, Trumpet player, Max & Ivan: Commitement, Birk's Nest/Vault Festival
2019, Comedy, Trumpet Player, Max & Ivan: Commitment, Birk's Nest/Soho Theatre
2018, Comedy, Golutvina/Hairy Tramp, Too Clever by Half, Rose Bruford College, Stephen Harper
Further Credits
2020, Web Series, Sonnet 50, Shakespeare on Hold, Pants on Fire, Peter Bramley
2019, Educational, Saya/Norway, Dash Café: Imagining Europe, Dash Arts/Young Vic/Rich Mix, Tim Supple
2019, Rehearsed Reading, Juni, Boundless, Mercury Theatre, Annie Mwampulo
2017, Site Specific, Snout/Mustardseed/Ensemble, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Garden Shakespeare, Michael Corbidge


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
Arab, English-Standard, Middle Eastern, Norwegian, Swedish
(* = Native/Fluent)
Arabic, English*, German, Kurdish*, Norwegian*
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
A Cappella*, Choral Singing*, Classical Singing*, Conducting, Contemporary Singing*, Flute*, Horn-Baritone, Keyboards, Piano, Rock Singing*, Scat Singing*, Singer-Songwriter, Singing (general)*, Singing Teacher, Soprano, Trumpet*
Performance:Actor-Musician, Actor-Singer, Musical Theatre, Musician-Professional, Professional Singer, Public Speaking, Theatre In Education, Verbatim Theatre
(* = highly skilled)
Air Rifle Shooting, Boxing*, Cycling, Ice Skating, Running, Swimming, Swimming (Open Water)
Other Skills:Chess, Choir Conductor, Composer, DBS (CRB) clearance, Director, Drama Coach (professional), Drama Workshop Leader, Musical Director, Translating, Workshop Leader (Acting)
Vocal Range:G♭3 to D6 (belt to E5)


Rose Bruford College, BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship, 3 years, 2016-2019

Romerike Folkehogskole, Music & Theatre, 1 year, 2015-2016