Walid Alalphy studied drama at the Palace of Youth and Children in Sudan as well as philosophy at the Faculty of Arts, University of Khartoum and he is interested in children’s theater and literature. He also has an interest in searching for theatrical concepts that fit the Sudanese environment and he is a specialist in the field of arts for children affected by war.
He founded the Albasanis Association for Literature and Children’s Arts in 1996 and the Theater Show-making Area.
Walid is also collaborator at the Ahfad University for Women and a number of universities in the field of theater. Also, he has worked with a number of international organizations in Darfur, South Sudan and most areas of Sudan affected by conflicts and poverty such as IRC, War Child and UNICEF. Currently, he works as a UNICEF consultant in the Department of Communication for Development.
Walid Alafee received the Special Recognition Award at the Young Sudanese Theatre Writers; Best Radio Drama Award, for drama Hawagis Tifil (A Child’s Nightmare) at the Capital of Arabic Culture Festival in Khartoum, Sudan, 2005; Best Theatre Writer Award for the drama Kailek, at Albogaa Festival, Khartoum, Sudan, 2006; Best Theatre Director Award and Best Drama Award for Ahl al-kahf (The People of the Cave) at Albogaa Festival, Khartoum, Sudan, 2008 – 2nd African culture festival: Kailek, 2009 and Roterdam international festival for Theater, 2009, Ahl al-kahf (The People of the Cave).
Walid Alafee is a regular contributor of Drama stories for Sudanese National Radio, from 1996 to present, is a regular contributor of short stories and poems to Alayam, Albayani, and AlSahafa newspapers; 1999 –to present;
Walid Alafee was a visiting guest to Amsterdam high school of theater, Guest Of honor in Amsterdam festival for school theater, 2010, Guest of honor and announcer for the seminar on “Arab theater, any news”, Alsharga theater days 2014, Guest of honor for Arab theater festival, Morocco 2015.