Omar is the 2013 Leverhulme Associate Playwright at the Bush Theatre and has previously collaborated with the Royal Court, the Soho Theatre, Theatre 503, the Arcola, the Lyric and Old Vic New Voices (T. S. Eliot UK/US Exchange). His plays include Burst (produced through Paper Tiger), Sour Lips commissioned as part of the Counter-Culture season at Ovalhouse and Given the Times, which was commissioned in 2011 as part of Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights.
He is currently developing two new plays. Soft Sands, a story of friendship and solidarity set within the world of Gazan smuggling tunnels, and For Queen & Country, a black comedy about British identity in these times of global securitocracy.
His new play The Keepers of Infinite Space will premiere at The Park Theatre in January 2014.
Omar is also a writer as part of the Bush/Kudos scheme for 2013.