Omar El-Khairy

Omar El-Khairy is the Leverhulme Associate Playwright at the Bush Theatre and co-founder of the international theatre and film collective Paper Tiger. He is developing a new play A Soldier Dreams of White Tulips as part of Paper Tiger’s residency as Associate Artists at Ovalhouse, where his first full length play Sour Lips recently premiered. Theatre includes Return to Sender (Orange Tree Theatre), Given the Times (Finborough Theatre), Polling Booth (Theatre503), Eyelids (Unicorn Theatre), Lovestrong (Lyric Hammersmith),Burst (Zoo Venues, Edinburgh Festival), Longitude (The Public Theatre, New York) and The Arc (Arcola Theatre). His short film No Exit is in production with Idioms Film in the West Bank, Palestine, and he is now developing his first feature-length screenplay, Sheikh. Omar holds a PhD in Political Sociology from the LSE.