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Janice Okoh is an award winning playwright and is currently part of the BAFTA Elevate programme 2018/19.
Her first play ‘Egusi Soup’ was produced in 2012 by Menagerie Theatre/Soho Theatre and went on a national tour in 2014 with Menagerie/ Theatre Royal Bury St Edmonds as producers.  It won a Channel 4 Playwriting Award in 2017.

Her second play “Three Birds” won the Bruntwood Playwriting Prize in 2011 and was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate and Alfred Fagon awards in that same year. It was produced in 2013.

For television, Janice has recently completed a 30 minute drama for Channel 4’s diversity scheme, 4 Stories. She also writes extensively for radio.

Credits

FILM
Date: 2018
Production (role):
SEVEN WOMEN
Company:
Silver Salt Films
Project details:
In development
Date: 2018
Production (role):
INA: AN AFRICAN PRINCESS
Company:
Kush Productions/Renaissance Film
Project details:
In development

Charles Dance to direct
TELEVISION
Date: 2019
Production (role):
HETTY FEATHER
Company:
BBC
Date: 2018
Production (role):
4STORIES: A MOTHER'S LOVE
Company:
Channel 4/Blacklight TV
Date: 2017
Production (role):
BIG BUSINESS
Company:
Retort/Fremantle TV
Project details:
Sitcom in development
Date: 2014-2018
Production (role):
DOCTORS
Company:
BBC Studios
THEATRE
Production (role):
UNTITLED PLAY
Company:
Menagerie Theatre
Date: 2020
Production (role):
THE GIFT
Company:
Eclipse Theatre / Coventry Belgrade / Theatre Royal Stratford East
Date: 2016
Production (role):
TOM ROBINSON
Company:
Bolton Octagon Theatre
Project details:
10 minute short play in response to To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
Date: 2014
Production (role):
EGUSI SOUP (National Tour)
Company:
Menagerie Theatre / Theatre Royal Bury St Edmonds
Date: 2014
Production (role):
LOSS
Company:
Unicorn Theatre
Project details:
Short play
Date: 2013
Production (role):
COLLABORATION
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Short play for Open Court Season led by Anthony Nielson
Date: 2013
Production (role):
THREE BIRDS
Company:
Manchester Royal Exchange/ The Bush Theatre
Date: 2012
Production (role):
NEWLANDS
Company:
Islington Community Theatre
Project details:
Short play as part of What Will Survive of Us?
Date: 2012
Production (role):
EGUSI SOUP
Company:
Soho Theatre/Menagerie Theatre/Colchester Mercury
Date: 2012
Production (role):
INTRODUCING THE TALENTED MISTER
Company:
Menagerie Theatre
Project details:
Short play
Date: 2010
Production (role):
TOP BRASS
Company:
Theatre503
Project details:
Rapid Write Response
Date: 2007
Production (role):
BABY JAY'S BEDROOM
Company:
Croydon Warehouse Theatre
Project details:
Short play as part of International Playwriting Festival
RADIO
Date: 2019
Production (role):
RED EARTH RED SKY
Company:
BBC RADIO 4
Project details:
Single Drama, Producer: Pauline Harris
Date: 2018
Production (role):
THE HEART OF A WOMAN
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
5 part adaptation of Maya Angelou autobiography

Producer: Pauline Harris
Date: 2014
Production (role):
THE AWAKENING
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
5 part drama adaptation of novel by Kate Chopin

Producer: Marion Nancarrow
Date: 2014
Production (role):
SILK: THE CLERKS ROOM
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
One episode of 3 part series spin-off of the television drama created by Peter Moffat for Afternoon Drama

Producer: Sasha Yevtushenko
Date: 2012
Production (role):
BABY POWDER & PERFUME
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
5 part series for 15 Minute Drama

Producer: Helen Perry
Date: 2012
Production (role):
NOUGHTS AND CROSSES
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
Adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s novel for the Saturday Play. Choice pick in The Radio Times, The Telegraph, previewed in The Financial Times.

Producer: Marion Nancarrow
Date: 2011
Production (role):
REUNION
Company:
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Project details:
Part of Man in Black series

Producer: Gemma Jenkins
Date: 2010
Production (role):
CARNIVAL
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
Part of From Fact to Fiction series. Reviewed in the Independent

Producer: David Hunter
Date: 2010
Production (role):
SE8
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
The Afternoon Play: choice pick in The Independent, Daily Mail, Independent on Sunday, Time Out and The Times. Featured in BBC Radio 4 Pick of the Week.

Producer: Claire Grove
Date: 2008
Production (role):
FROM LAGOS WITH LOVE
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
The Afternoon Play: chosen as The Observer’s and The Daily Mail’s pick of the day

Producer: Claire Grove
Date: 2007
Production (role):
A SHORT RIDE TO DÜSSELDORF
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
The Afternoon Play

Producer: Claire Grove
ONLINE / DIGITAL
Date: 2018
Production (role):
Maya Angelou Series
Company:
Aardman Productions/BBC Radio 4 Online
Project details:
Script for animation for Maya Angelou series
Date: 2015
Production (role):
THE BAKER & THE DRUMMER BOY
Company:
CBBC Online
Project details:
Short ghost/horror stories for Hetty Feather online presence
AWARDS
Date: 2017
Production (role):
Channel 4 Playwriting Award
Company:
Channel 4
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Peggy Ramsay Award
Date: 2011
Production (role):
Bruntwood Playwriting Prize
Project details:
Awarded the prize for Three Birds

Also shortlisted for the Verity Bargate and Alfred Fagon Awards
OTHER
Date: 2019
Production (role):
LAGOS Writers Room
Company:
Archery/UMG
Date: 2014
Production (role):
Macdowell Colony Fellow, USA
Date: 2012
Production (role):
BBC Continuing Drama’s Writers Academy
Date: 2011
Production (role):
Channel 4’s Screenwriting Course
Date: 2011
Production (role):
Royal Court Theatre Invitation Studio Group
Date: 2010
Production (role):
Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Scheme for Playwrights
Project details:
Mentored by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): SEVEN WOMEN
    Company: Silver Salt Films
    Project details: In development
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): INA: AN AFRICAN PRINCESS
    Company: Kush Productions/Renaissance Film
    Project details: In development

    Charles Dance to direct
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): HETTY FEATHER
    Company: BBC
    Project details:
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): 4STORIES: A MOTHER'S LOVE
    Company: Channel 4/Blacklight TV
    Project details:
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): BIG BUSINESS
    Company: Retort/Fremantle TV
    Project details: Sitcom in development
  • Date: 2014-2018
    Production (role): DOCTORS
    Company: BBC Studios
    Project details:
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date:
    Production (role): UNTITLED PLAY
    Company: Menagerie Theatre
    Project details:
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): THE GIFT
    Company: Eclipse Theatre / Coventry Belgrade / Theatre Royal Stratford East
    Project details:
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): TOM ROBINSON
    Company: Bolton Octagon Theatre
    Project details: 10 minute short play in response to To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): EGUSI SOUP (National Tour)
    Company: Menagerie Theatre / Theatre Royal Bury St Edmonds
    Project details:
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): LOSS
    Company: Unicorn Theatre
    Project details: Short play
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): COLLABORATION
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Short play for Open Court Season led by Anthony Nielson
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): THREE BIRDS
    Company: Manchester Royal Exchange/ The Bush Theatre
    Project details:
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): NEWLANDS
    Company: Islington Community Theatre
    Project details: Short play as part of What Will Survive of Us?
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): EGUSI SOUP
    Company: Soho Theatre/Menagerie Theatre/Colchester Mercury
    Project details:
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): INTRODUCING THE TALENTED MISTER
    Company: Menagerie Theatre
    Project details: Short play
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): TOP BRASS
    Company: Theatre503
    Project details: Rapid Write Response
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): BABY JAY'S BEDROOM
    Company: Croydon Warehouse Theatre
    Project details: Short play as part of International Playwriting Festival
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): RED EARTH RED SKY
    Company: BBC RADIO 4
    Project details: Single Drama, Producer: Pauline Harris
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): THE HEART OF A WOMAN
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: 5 part adaptation of Maya Angelou autobiography

    Producer: Pauline Harris
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): THE AWAKENING
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: 5 part drama adaptation of novel by Kate Chopin

    Producer: Marion Nancarrow
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): SILK: THE CLERKS ROOM
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: One episode of 3 part series spin-off of the television drama created by Peter Moffat for Afternoon Drama

    Producer: Sasha Yevtushenko
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): BABY POWDER & PERFUME
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: 5 part series for 15 Minute Drama

    Producer: Helen Perry
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): NOUGHTS AND CROSSES
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: Adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s novel for the Saturday Play. Choice pick in The Radio Times, The Telegraph, previewed in The Financial Times.

    Producer: Marion Nancarrow
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): REUNION
    Company: BBC Radio 4 Extra
    Project details: Part of Man in Black series

    Producer: Gemma Jenkins
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): CARNIVAL
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: Part of From Fact to Fiction series. Reviewed in the Independent

    Producer: David Hunter
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): SE8
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: The Afternoon Play: choice pick in The Independent, Daily Mail, Independent on Sunday, Time Out and The Times. Featured in BBC Radio 4 Pick of the Week.

    Producer: Claire Grove
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): FROM LAGOS WITH LOVE
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: The Afternoon Play: chosen as The Observer’s and The Daily Mail’s pick of the day

    Producer: Claire Grove
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): A SHORT RIDE TO DÜSSELDORF
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: The Afternoon Play

    Producer: Claire Grove
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): Maya Angelou Series
    Company: Aardman Productions/BBC Radio 4 Online
    Project details: Script for animation for Maya Angelou series
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): THE BAKER & THE DRUMMER BOY
    Company: CBBC Online
    Project details: Short ghost/horror stories for Hetty Feather online presence
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): Channel 4 Playwriting Award
    Company: Channel 4
    Project details:
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Peggy Ramsay Award
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): Bruntwood Playwriting Prize
    Company:
    Project details: Awarded the prize for Three Birds

    Also shortlisted for the Verity Bargate and Alfred Fagon Awards
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): LAGOS Writers Room
    Company: Archery/UMG
    Project details:
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): Macdowell Colony Fellow, USA
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): BBC Continuing Drama’s Writers Academy
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): Channel 4’s Screenwriting Course
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): Royal Court Theatre Invitation Studio Group
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Scheme for Playwrights
    Company:
    Project details: Mentored by Rebecca Lenkiewicz
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