Sina Gilani - she/her (they/them)

Sina Gilani - she/her (they/them)

Program Completed at the CFC

Cineplex Entertainment Film Program

Discipline Studied at CFC

Writers' Lab

Completion Year


Current Information


An award-winning Iranian-Canadian actor/writer at home in Toronto via Tehran, Sina Gilani started their journey as an audience member and a volunteer before pursuing their passion professionally. Invited to the National Theatre School as a guest playwright in 2009, she then trained at Humber College and York University. A poet themself, Gilani finds their work is often inspired by world mythology, classical texts and folklore stories. They are an alum of the Buddies in Bad Times Emerging Creators Unit (2013-2014) and a playwright member of the Soulpepper Academy (2016-2018).