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Bisola Alabi is a British-Nigerian writer and performer. Her creative practice is focused on writing for screen, stage and audio. She was an associate playwright at the Bush theatre (2018-2019), where she had her first play commissioned, Exceptional Promise. As well as penning her own work, Bisola is a champion of other writers of colour, co-founding Next Up Talent showcase, an initiative for diverse creators.
Her play Mami Wata was shortlisted for the Nick Darke award and longlisted for Womens Prize For Playwriting and Theatre503’s International Playwriting Award (2020). Her film script Sankara reached the shortlist of the BAFTA Rocliffe competition and an early draft of The Despards was shortlisted for the Debbie’s New Voices award (2018). The Despards then went on to be selected for the Sky Table Reading showcase (2021).
Her work has gone on to be featured in the Hear Me Now Oberon monologue collection and Artistic Directors of the Future: Brexit Talks in Lulu Publishing. After receiving her Law degree from Kent University, she participated in various writing programmes with Soho Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Almeida Theatre and more.

Credits

THEATRE
Date: 2021
Production (role):
FOOTPRINTS
Company:
Documental Theatre/National Prison Radio
Project details:
Radio Play
Date: 2019
Production (role):
EXCEPTIONAL PROMISE
Company:
Bush Theatre
Date: 2019
Production (role):
MAMI WATA
Company:
Bush Theatre
Project details:
R&D funded by Arts Council England
Date: 2019
Production (role):
WATCH ME DANCE
Company:
Bush Theatre/White City Youth Theatre
Date: 2017
Production (role):
SANKARA
Company:
National Theatre/Next Up Talent
Project details:
Play extract for Next Up Talent showcase
TELEVISION
Date: 2021
Production (role):
THE DESPARDS
Company:
Sky/Expectation Entertainment
Project details:
Table reading showcase

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2021
    Production (role): FOOTPRINTS
    Company: Documental Theatre/National Prison Radio
    Project details: Radio Play
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): EXCEPTIONAL PROMISE
    Company: Bush Theatre
    Project details:
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): MAMI WATA
    Company: Bush Theatre
    Project details: R&D funded by Arts Council England
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): WATCH ME DANCE
    Company: Bush Theatre/White City Youth Theatre
    Project details:
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): SANKARA
    Company: National Theatre/Next Up Talent
    Project details: Play extract for Next Up Talent showcase
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2021
    Production (role): THE DESPARDS
    Company: Sky/Expectation Entertainment
    Project details: Table reading showcase