Akkas read History at the School of Oriental & African Studies after which he completed a masters in playwriting and dramaturgy at Goldsmiths. In between, he was part of the Royal Court Theatreʼs Young Writers and Critical Mass programmes. His plays have been performed at the DSC South Asian Literature Festival 2011, the National Theatre Studio, Spill Festival 2011, Soho Theatre, Tara Arts, the Royal Court Theatre, the Oxford Playhouse and the Hackney Empire. His articles, short stories and scripts have been published by The Paltform, Ceasefire MagazineIndex on CensorshipPolari MagazineChroma Literary JournalSable LitMag and Brand Literary Magazine. He is the Co-Artistic Director of Sandpit Arts, a non-profit arts organisation based in East Sussex which provides platforms for presenting and discussing the diverse creative cultures of the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporas. He is currently a PhD student in drama at the University of Exeter.