Sabrina Mahfouz

Performance Poet and Writer

Performance poet and writer Sabrina Mahfouz was Cape Farewell’s climate poet-in-residence for 2013/14. Taking over the residency occupied by Tom Chivers in 2012, Sabrina created a multi-strand narrative project, featuring text, sound, visual art, and film. As part of the residency Sabrina headlined and curated Rhyme and Reason, a slam poetry event at the London School of Economics.

We are delighted that Sabrina Mahfouz, Cape Farewell’s climate poet-in-residence for 2013/2014, will continue to work with us for another year. This year she will be working on an adaptation of the story of Prometheus, using the original ancient structure and characters to tell an epic modern tale about climate change – how humans have misused the gifts given to them and yet how there is still hope in their potential.

The story of Prometheus is an Ancient Greek myth dramatized by Aeschylus. In crude terms, Prometheus gave fire and arts, reason and skills to humans and Zeus punished him for this by tying him to a rock and having an eagle peck his liver every night, only for it to grow back in the morning.

This adaptation will be written and performed in Sabrina’s significant spoken word poetry style and, planned to take place in April 2016.