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Janice Okoh

JANICE OKOH  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Berlin Associates  


Janice Okoh won the Bruntwood Playwrighting Competition (in association with Manchester Royal Exchange) in 2011, and was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award and the Alfred Fagon Award for her play The Real House (Three Birds).

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below is a list of Janice Okoh's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Egusi Soup         Introducing The Talented Mister         This Year will be Different         Three Birds         Utopia



Egusi Soup

Janice Okoh
A fast and funny family drama about intergenerational and cross-cultural relationships - containing plenty of spicy bits. . .It's the anniversary of John Anyia's death, and the Anyias are packing their suitcases, preparing to head home to Nigeria for a memorial service in his honour. But before they go, they're going to have to get rid of some excess baggage.

Notes:
A script-in-hand performance was done At Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich, 08 Oct 2009

1st Produced:
Mumford Theatre, Cambridge    18 May 2012

Organisations:
Menageries Theatre Company

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Play/Drama

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Introducing The Talented Mister

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1st Produced:
Hotbed Festival, Cambridge    2011

Organisations:
Menageries Theatre Company

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Genre:
monologue

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This Year will be Different

Synopsis:
A brand shiny new year! Will your dreams come true? Will your goals be met? Or will you be hiding under the duvet? Whatever 2012 may bring, start it off right by heading to Theatre503 for our first-week-of-the-year extravaganza. This is new writing with a difference - we've paired playwrights with video artists, animators and illustrators and asked them to create short pieces of theatre that focus on visual storytelling. Based on texts, tweets and photos from members of the public, the resulting show explores just what our annual New Year rituals reveal - and what lies behind all those smiling Facebook pictures. . .

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written by Tim Arthur. Brad Birch. Jonathan Brittain. Gemma Langford. Mufaro Makubika. Janice Okoh

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Genre:
collaborative project

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Three Birds

Janice Okoh
A startling and darkly comic drama about childhood, family and fantasy. Siblings Tiana, Tionne and Tanika have found themselves home alone. Tiana's keeping it all together by taking charge of housework and homework. But Tionne's experiments are getting stranger and Tanika's starting to act up. As the outside world begins to press in, the three will do anything to keep their secret safe from the adults who come to call.

Notes:
winner of Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2011

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Utopia

Synopsis:
Enough of the dystopian visions, austerity measures and extreme renditions. UTOPIA is a night of humanity at its best, looking at a different vision of our future, a vision of humankind being both human and kind. Just look at what we could have won... Soho Theatre and Live Theatre collaborate on the ambitious new writing project - UTOPIA; directed by Artistic Directors Steve Marmion and Max Roberts who will commission writers to create new short plays challenging visions of our future.

Notes:
written by Michael Chaplin, Zoe Cooper, Thomas Eccleshare, Alistair McDowall, Dylan Moran, Anthony Neilson, Janice Okoh, Simon Stephens, Chi Onwurah

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Live Theatre & Soho Theatre

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Genre:
short plays

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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