Uma co-wrote the book and songs of the rock musical Mother Eve's Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood, which was produced at FringeNYC and the Midtown International Theater Festival, and was the the Winner of the 2013 New Jersey Playwrights Contest.
The creative team is thrilled to be joining forces with Center Stage Capital as the show heads for off-Broadway. Rave reviews included, “The last time I laughed this hard at a musical it was during a preview for some new show called The Book of Mormon” from nytheater.com. The songs she co-wrote with her husband, Christian Pedersen, were praised as "gut-bustingly funny!"
Her TV movie "Love & Glamping" just wrapped in Vancouver with Emilie Ullerup - aiming for a summer 2020 airdate. Hope to have more to share soon!
As a member of Playground LA, her short plays "A Christmas Pickle" and "A Different Kind of Prince" were selected and performed in December and January. Once a month the Playground company of 36 writers is given a topic and 4 days to write a short play. Six of the best plays are staged the following week at Monday Night Playground at the Broadwater MainStage in Hollywood.
Along with Erica Jensen and Nicole Greevy, she co-wrote the TV pilot Living in Captivity (official selection, NY Television Festival and LA’s Independent Television Festival) and the short plays Impulsitive (Finalist, NYC 15 Minute Play Festival) and 28 Years Later (Finalist, Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival 2016, and Best Short Play, Midtown International Theater Festival 2007).
Christian and Uma's new musical Grandma's Ring had a developmental reading in New York City in January of 2015. In January 2016, they were invited to attend and stage a reading at the HBMG Foundation’s Winter Writers Retreat in Creede, Colorado, in association with the Creede Repertory Theater.