Sinan Zafar

Sinan Zafar, Yale

Sinan Refik Zafar is a third-year MFA candidate at the Yale School of Drama, where his credits include peerless (Yale Repertory Theatre); Amy and the Orphans, The Master and MargaritaCoriolanus, and This Flat Earth (Yale School of Drama); The Life and Death of Doctor FaustusMidsummer (Yale Summer Cabaret); The Zero Scenario, The Hotel Nepenthe, and A New Saint for a New World (Yale Cabaret).

He is a California native who grew up in the Bay Area and lived in Los Angeles for several years. Sinan graduated with a BA in Drama with Honors in Sound Design from the University of California, Irvine.


“Sinan Refik Zafar sculpts sound to describe his vulnerability, to overcome its timbre and melody and rhythm. He weaves in and around silence, hewing it into forms sometimes irradiant and sometimes invisible but always felt—deep, resonant, tonic—by those who let themselves listen.”

– Ashley Chang
Dramaturg