Linden, Sonja

Sonja Linden is a playwright whose plays have been produced in London and in regional theatres in the UK as well as in the United States and Australia.

In 1997 she became a writer in residence at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture in London. Her experience motivated her play I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda (2003) and led her to set up the ‘Write to Life’ project, a writing programme for clients of the foundation intended to help torture victims deal with their traumatic experiences. In order to make these voices public she founded the iceandfire theatre company ( in 2003. Linden stepped down as artistic director in 2008 and now acts in a consultative capacity to the company. She has recently created a new company, Visible Theatre, which transcends and celebrates age.

Her works include Call Me Judas (1995), The Jewish Daughter (1997), a sequel to Bertolt Brecht’s The Jewish WifeCrocodiles Seeking Refuge (2005), The Asylum Monologues (co-written with Christine Bacon, 2006), Palestine Monologues (2010), On a Clear Day You Can See Dover (2010), and Welcome to Ramallah (2014), which she co-authored with Adah Kay.


—. et al., editors. Bottled Notes from Underground: Contemporary Plays by Jewish Writers. London: Loki Books, 1998.

—. I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda. London: Aurora Metro Books, 2004.

—. Crocodile Seeking Refuge. London: Aurora Metro Books, 2005.

—. with Company. Who Do We Think We Are? London: Aurora Metro Books, 2014.

—. with Adah Kay. “Welcome to Ramallah.” Plays for Today by Women, London: Aurora Metro Books, 2014.