Zawe Ashton is a writer, director and actor.
Her writing and directing credits include short films Lighthouse, The Place We Go To Hide and Happy Toys as well as a short documentary on the artist Lorraine O'Grady that formed part of the Soul of A Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power exhibition at Tate Modern.
Writing credits include: Farrago UK Poetry Slam! Champion (2000), Dream Factor (National Youth Theatre Schools Tour), Have a Butchers, Sweetness and Light (DryWrite), Edible Flowers (DryWrite at Latitude Festival), Girls Aloud (Clean Break Theatre). Zawe's first play Harm's Way was shortlisted for the 2007 Verity Bargate Award and was premiered in 2008 as part of the National Youth Theatre's new writing season at The Lowry, Salford.