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Chino Odimba



Katie Williams

Currently, Chino is under commission for the National Theatre’s Connections programme. She is also one of the winners of the 2016 Channel 4 Playwright Scheme (formerly the Pearson), working on attachment with Talawa Theatre Company, and she is part of the Revolution Mix project with Eclipse Theatre Company, writing a play for the Bristol Old Vic.

Her script SCOTCH BONNET has been greenlit by the BBC for THE BREAK, a series of short films.

Chino’s 30 minute play AMONGST THE REEDS, commissioned by Clean Break,opened at The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Festival 2016, followed by a run at The Yard Theatre, London in September 2016.

Her play WILD IS DE WIND was shortlisted for the 2015 Bruntwood Prize, and she was a member of NW6, an invited group of writers working on a seed commission with the Tricycle Theatre over the course of a year. Chino is also currently Writer on Attachment at Clean Break Theatre, London where she wrote a 10 minute monologue as part of a series of monologues with Laura Lomas, Deborah Bruce, Theresa Ikoko and Ursula Rani Sarma. JOANNE was produced for the Latitude Festival and Soho Theatre, performed by Tanya Moodie.

She was invited by the Royal Court to take part in a writers group culminating in a Live Lunch performance, for which she wrote THROUGH WATER AND STARS, directed by Lucy Morrison.

Chino’s previous work includes THE BIRD WOMAN OF LEWISHAM, a short play produced as part of the Story Project 2015 and performed at the Arcola Theatre, and HIS NAME IS ISHMAEL, a play commissioned when she was a writer on attachment at the Bristol Old Vic.

She was also commissioned to write a script for the BBC iPlayer Shorts series.

Chino has previously been shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award and the Adrienne Benham Award, and she has collaborated on a variety of workshops, showcases and festivals.

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