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Nina Rapi is an award winning playwright. She also writes short stories and essays. Her work has been translated/published in English, Greek, Italian, German, Polish & Slovakian. Her plays have been produced/presented in venues such as: Riverside studios, Soho studio theatre, Southbank Centre (London Literature Festival); Tristan Bates theatre, ICA, Gielgud theatre (West End Shorts Season), Oxford University [UK] ; the National Theatre of Greece & Theatro Technis (Analogio Festivals), Theatre of Piraeus, Theatro T, Theatro Embros (Queer Festival); her libretto Raven Revisited was produced at Nea Skini/Theatro Voyiatzis (and an earlier version at Onassis Cultural Centre, S.G.T. ) [Greece]. Her plays have also been shown in Germany, Portugal and India.
She is the recipient of: two Arts Council writing awards, a group award (Raymond Williams), a Best Play Award (BITS Festival, Pirani, India), High Recommendation (Future Perfect competition). She has also been shortlisted in numerous competitions, including BBC international short story competition.
Analyses of her work and her own essays have been published by Cambridge University Press, Routledge, Harwood, Mimesis Edizioni, amongst others. She was Editor-in-Chief of BRAND Literary Magazine throughout its duration. She has taught Creative Writing at the University of London and Greenwich University for many years. Her latest collection of stories is State of Fugue.
She was born and brought up in Greece (Argos Orestiko, Thessaloniki, Kastoria) but has spent most of her life in London. She now lives in Athens.
- Angelstate, published in Greek, Slovakian & Italian, 2019 & in English in 2017; performed/presented 2015 & 2006
- Raven Revisited, libretto, 2018 & 2014
- Un/certainties (Α/βεβαιότητες), 2018
- Splinters, 7 shorts, 2018 & 2017
- Wild Beats (Άγριες Νότες), 2015 & 2014
- Kiss the Shadow, 2010
- Edgewise 2010 & 2003
- Reasons to Hide, 2009
- No Trouble, 2001
- Lovers, 2000
- Dance of Guns, 1992
- Dreamhouse, 1991
- Ithaka, 1989