Omar was awarded the 2013 Leverhulme Associate Playwright position 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).
Omar's 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 latest play The Keepers of Infinite Space premièred at The Park Theatre in January 2014.
A site-specific theatrical response to the three young girls who left their homes in Bethnal Green to join the Islamic State.
Drama about a female blogger in Damascus
Part of Tamasha Theatre Company’s Small Lives Global Ties project
Reaction piece to the play Charming Man by Gabriel Bisset-Smith
Reaction piece to the play Breed by Lou Ramsden
Devised piece inspired by the novel Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih
Online distributive narrative project commission