Omar El-Khairy is a writer for stage and screen. He was part of the Young Writers' Programmes at both the Royal Court and Soho Theatre. His first full-length play, Given the Times, was commissioned for a rehearsed reading at the Finborough Theatre as part of their Vibrant Festival. He was also commissioned by Soho Theatre to develop their first online distributed narrative (Project X), and is a fellow of the T. S. Eliot UK/US Exchange. Other collaborations include Theatre 503, the Arcola, the Lyric and the Unicorn. He is currently working on a new full-length play, Soft Sand, and his short film, Tunnels, is in production with Idioms Film in the West Bank.