Ola Ince is a British Theatre Director and Dramaturg.
Ola graduated from Rose Bruford College with a First Class Honors BA in Theatre Directing in 2010. Since graduating Ola has worked at a number of prestigious Theatres such as Royal Court, Lyric Hammersmith, Donmar Warehouse, National Theatre, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Young Vic, Bush Theatre, Finborough Theatre and Bolton Octagon.
In 2011 Ola was the Finborough Theatre’s Resident Assistant Director and Senior Reader, as well as a Rose Bruford Directing Bursary recipient. In 2012 she was the Borris Karloff Bursary recipient, which allowed her to train under Sacha Wares. In 2015 Ola became a BBC Performing Arts Fellow and Resident Associate Director at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. In 2016 she won the Genesis Future Director Award and became Artistic Associate at Lyric Hammersmith and Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Ola is currently an Artistic Associate at the Royal Court Theatre and winner of the h100 Theatre & Performance Award.
Direction includes: Appropriate (Donmar Warehouse), The Convert (Young Vic) Poet In Da Corner (Royal Court), Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 (Gate Theatre), Intimate Apparel (RWCMD), Start Swimming (Young Vic & Summerhall), Broad Shadow (Dorfman, National Theatre), Dutchman (Clare, Young Vic Theatre), Access Denied (National Theatre, Staged Reading), Cutting it (National Theatre, Staged Reading), Rachel (Finborough Theatre) Treading Air (Bush Theatre, Staged Reading), HOT (Hightide Festival, Invertigo Take Over), A Piece of Cake (Tristan Bates), Back Home Contemplation (Finborough Theatre, Staged Reading), The Soft of Her Palm (Finborough Theatre), Pets Corner (Arcola Theatre), One Million Tiny Plays About Britain (Clare, Young Vic) Games (Pleasance Theatre).
Associate Direction includes: Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (Aldwych Theatre), Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith), Tipping the Velvet (Lyric Hammersmith & Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh), Fog (UK Tour)
Assistant Direction includes: Shakespeare Trilogy (Donmar Warehouse), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (National Theatre), Dara (National Theatre) Porgy & Bess (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), A Taste of Honey (National Theatre), Josephine & I (Bush Theatre), Wild Swans (Young Vic), Fanta Orange (Finborough Theatre), Disco Pigs (Young Vic), Blue Serge (Finborough Theatre), Secret Thoughts (Bolton Octagon), The Demolition Man (Bolton Octagon) and Electra (Young Vic. Parallel production).