Sumerah Srivastav is a playwright, librettist and screenwriter with a background in TV, film and radio production.
She is a regular writer on EastEnders and has been identified as a rising star in the BBC’s 2017 New Talent Hotlist. She is currently one of fifteen writers selected for a year-long MediaXchange/Creative Skillset Programme on Advanced Writing for TV drama under which she is developing an original television series.
As a playwright she has been a member of the Royal Court’s Critical Mass and invited Studio Writers’ programmes, Orange Tree Writers Collective, Criterion playwright programme and as a librettist twice taken part in the Stratford East’s Musical Theatre Initiative.
Sumerah is a full member of Mercury Musical Developments, the Royal Television Society and the Writers Guild.
She is on Twitter @sumerahas and more info can be found at www.sumerah.com