Marie Sweet

Karla is a writer for theatre, film and television.

A former BBC Production Trainee, Karla worked extensively in TV and radio before getting her start as a professional writer. Her screenwriting career began when her six-part mystery thriller was optioned by ITV Studios and she was invited to co-develop a series for Lime Pictures. 

After completing a year's actor training at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Karla debuted her full-length play Leaving at The Bunker Theatre. Karla starred in and co-produced the show alongside her emerging company Dead Good Theatre

She has been part of several writers' rooms, including the room for BBC/Netflix teen drama Get Even, and has written seven episodes of long running drama Hollyoaks. Her special unconscious bias episode of the show was lauded by both viewers and critics alike, the news media hailing it Hollyoaks' "best ever episode."

Karla is currently under commission with the National Theatre, BBC Radio and the Royal Exchange, where she is playwright on attachment. She is also co-writing a TV drama set in Tower Hamlets and is currently working on her debut novel. Her play Leaving is set to be transferred to the Pleasance Islington for a full run in early 2022.

As an actor, she is represented by Lucy Middleweek at Middleweek Newton and her literary agent is Ben Dunn at Dunn Literary.

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7 x 30'
Lime Pictures for Channel 4
Otherly Entertainment
In development
Kellan Productions
In development
6 x 60'
Tall Story Pictures
In development
Lime Pictures
In development
Big Deal Films
In development
Boat Rocker/CBBC for Netflix



National Theatre
Producer Dead Good Theatre
Director Emma Baggott
The Bunker

A futuristic tragicomedy exploring climate change, bureaucracy and betrayal.

Underbelly Cowgate/Theatre 503

Young Playwrights Award Winner

Grin Theatre Company
Royal Exchange



A man hopes that a perfect performance of Ira Alridge's play The Black Doctor will save a threatened Coventry community centre. 

Broadcaster BBC Radio 3