Safaa Benson-Effiom (Theatre Writing, 2024)Til Death Do Us PartTheatre 503

Safaa Benson-Effiom

Shortlisted in 2024 for Theatre Writing

Safaa Benson-Effiom is a playwright and theatre-maker from London. She was a finalist for the 2020 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award and the 2019 Tony Craze Award. Her debut play Til Death Do Us Part, a searing spotlight on relationships and parenthood, premiered at Theatre503 in May 2022 to four and five-star reviews, subsequently winning ‘Best Production – Premiere’ at the London Pub Theatre Awards. It also led to her being nominated for a Black British Theatre Award and the Offie for ‘Most Promising New Playwright’. Safaa’s second play For The Culture was longlisted for the 2021 Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award, the 2021 Women’s Prize for Playwriting and the 2022 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting. She has previously been part of the Soho Theatre Writers’ Lab, Tamasha Playwrights’ and BBC Writersroom – London Voices. She is currently under commission with Soho Theatre (Soho Six).