Janice Okoh

Janice is an award winning playwright.  This year, her play THE REAL HOUSE (THREE BIRDS) won the Bruntwood Prize and was short-listed for the Verity Bargate Award and the Alfred Fagon Award.  Her recent theatre productions include: TOP BRASS (Theatre 503, 2010), a short play written in response to The Charming Man by Gabriel Bissett-Smith.  Her recent radio plays include: REUNION (BBC Radio 4 Extra, 2011); CARNIVAL, a short play for the From Fact to Fiction series (BBC Radio 4, 2010) and SE8 (BBC Radio 4, 2010).  A co-production between Menagerie Theatre Company and SOHO Theatre of Janice’s stage play EGUSI SOUP is planned for 2012 as well as an adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s novel Noughts and Crosses for the Saturday Play (BBC Radio 4).

Janice’s Hotbed play is about a young graduate taking desperate measures and
seeking advice on how to cheat an interview from a larger than life Mr fix-it type character. It is inspired by the difficulties graduates face in today’s job market.

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