Playwright and TV Writer

Being mixed race, Pakistani and Canadian, with Muslim and Jewish heritage, and born and bred in London - Nyla has always gravitated towards stories that explore experiences related to identity, culture and race. 

Nyla began in verbatim, with her first play Different is Dangerous (Amnesty International Freedom of Expression longlist nominee), followed by Normal with a bit of Oomph! Nyla co-founded Two’s Company who went on to tour Different is Dangerous to venues including, Theatre 503, Nottingham Playhouse, The Lowry and Edinburgh Fringe. Nyla received funding from Arts Council England to develop her first fictional play, Does My Bomb Look Big in This? In 2019 Tamasha and Nyla co-produced a UK tour of Does My Bomb Look Big in This? Venues included Soho Theatre and Tara Arts followed by a regional UK schools tour. 

Nyla storylined ideas for Channel 4’s Ackley Bridge Series 3, is currently writing an episode for Ben Chanan’s new  series YOU (Kudos).  Nyla is currently developing: Little Runt for television with Jax, and Blues & Twos with BBC Studios. Nyla is part of Tiger Aspects mentorship scheme, for Good Karma Hospital, is on the BBC Writersroom 2019/20 and has recently been announced as one of the Soho 6, where she is being commissioned to write a new play for Soho Theatre.




BBC Studios
In development
Creator Ben Chanan
Kudos for SKY Atlantic
Jax Media



Producer Tamasha

A witty and honest examination of how alienated young people can fall victim to online forces.

UK Tour and Soho Theatre

Writer & Director & Producer & Performer 

Producer Tamasha
Writer Nyla Levy and Fadia Qaraman

Fast-paced verbatim piece using interview material from Leeds city locals about race, culture, and identity. 

Longlisted for Amnesty International's Freedom of Expression Award

UK Tour