Omar El-Khairy

Omar El Khairy
Come To Where I'm From

Writer

10 Miles, Straight  - W2

Omar is a writer for stage and screen.

He was part of the Young Writers Programmes at both the Royal Court Theatre and Soho Theatre and a former Leverhulme Associate Playwright at the Bush Theatre.

His plays include BURST, SOUR LIPS, THE KEEPERS OF INFINITE SPACE and THE CHAPLAIN: OR, A SHORT TALE OF HOW WE LEARNED TO LOVE GOOD MUSLIMS WHILE TORTURING BAD ONES.

His last play HOMEGROWN was originally commissioned as part of the National Youth Theatre's 2015 season. It will be published later this year.

 

Omar is also a founding member of Paper Tiger (www.papertiger.co.uk), a collective of theatre and filmmakers, working collaboratively and autonomously.

His first short film NO EXIT received its world premiere at last year's Dubai International Film Festival and screened both nationally and internationally. He is currently working on his first feature-length screenplay.

He is in the process of developing two television projects, including a mixed form documentary with Playground Entertainment.

Omar also holds a PhD in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.