Effat Yehia is a director and playwright. She has been active in Egypt’s independent theatre scene for almost two decades. She founded her independent Caravan theatre company, whose mission was primarily to “perform plays about women and their problems, their struggle with the norms and their seeking of a coherent identity”, yet the vision was not strictly feminist. She directed a number of plays including “Top Girls”, “Lanark”, “Virginia Woolf”, ”Sketches”, “Dans la Solitude des Champs de Coton” and “Night Blindness”. She won the National Theater director`s award, “Best Rising Director” for directing “Memory of Water” in 2007. She also wrote one act plays, three of them were published in the One-Act plays book, “Enough”.