Karla
Williams

Karla Williams is an award-winning writer and producer. Her short film PRETTY BITCH has been screened at festivals internationally, including London Short Film Festival, BFI Future Film Festival and Underwire Festival. PRETTY BITCH also won the Best Screenplay Award at the Van d’Or Awards and was nominated in several Best Film categories.

Karla’s theatre work includes plays at Soho Theatre, KILN Theatre, St James Theatre and Arcola Theatre and she is a graduate of the Royal Court Critical Mass Writers Programme. She was commission by Tamasha Theatre and Paines Plough to write a piece for their project COME TO WHERE I’M FROM and her full-length play BUT I DON’T LIKE GIRLS was longlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award and the Brutwood Prize. She has written two monologues for the anthology HEAR ME NOW: AUDITION MONOLUGES FOR ACTORS OF COLOUR published by Oberon.

Karla's comedy series GAME CHANGER was longlisted for the Zeppotron Make a Scene Bursary, and she is currently developing two drama projects: FALL FROM GRACE and GODBOX. Karla is also the co-founder and executive producer for MsMono Productions, an award-winning, female-focused production company.

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Theatre

Writer 

Pleasance Theatre, Islington
Soho Theatre, St James Theatre and Arcola Theatre

Long listed for The Alfred Fagon Award and Bruntwood Prize.

MAC Arts Centre, Birmingham and Talawa Firsts Festival
Producer Tamasha Theatre
KILN Theatre

Hear Me Now Audition Monologues for Actors of Colour.

Film

Writer 

Pretty Bitch
Short Film
Producer Charlotte Sparkes / Natasha Sparkes
Director Rebecca Coley

When one girl is replaced by another, her quest for revenge is driven to the extreme. When being pretty is all you have, it’s all you can destroy.

London Short Film Festival, Underwire Festival, BFI Futures First Festival, Collabor8te’s Film of the Week, Teen International Film Festival, Smalls Film Festival, S.O.U.L Connect, Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, British Shorts Festival.

Television

Writer 

In development
In development

Longlisted for the Zeppotron Make a Scene Bursary.

In development

OriginalAudio

Writer 

Worked with LAMDA students to develop and write the 2021/22 edition of the Audible series GNR8T.