Naomi Sumner Chan

Naomi is a Manchester based writer, dramaturg and facilitator fuelled by salt and vinegar crisps and mugs of tea. Her work has been performed at theatres across the North of England and in London including York Theatre Royal, Arcola Theatre, Oldham Coliseum and Theatre 503. In 2021 her play DOLLARS AND SENSE was shortlisted for The Women’s Playwriting Prize.

Recent projects include working with Tamasha and Coney to create smartphone audio adventure Ten Thousand Heartbeats: A Local's Guide to Liverpool Chinatown and leading the Young Company Writers' group at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre. She is currently a guest writer for Channel 4's Hollyoaks.

Naomi also works as a freelance script reader for theatre and TV. Previously she has read for The National Theatre, BBC Writersroom, The Royal Court, Traverse, Liverpool Everyman, Papatango and Theatre 503.

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