Uma's Hallmark Channel debut! Her TV movie "Nature of Love" premiered spring 2020 .
This Christmas, she co-wrote the movie "A Christmas Carousel," starring Rachel Boston and airing December 19.
As a member of Playground LA, her short plays "A Christmas Pickle," "Literally," "A Different Kind of Prince" and "Better Than His Word" were performed in 2019. 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. In 2020, " A Hot Brick" and "The Vault" were also selected. "The Vault" won People's Choice Award for April's Monday Night Playground. For more on her short plays, visit her New Play Exchange profile.
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.
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!" Mother Eve may be back once theaters are open again - more updates to come!
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.