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Janice Okoh

Janice Okoh


Janice is an accomplished writer, who has penned scripts for television, radio and theatre. She was a mentee on the Women in Film & Television’s programme in 2020 and had a residency at the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy in 2021. 

For the small screen, she has written for ongoing soap  Doctors (BBC), children’s drama Hetty Feather (CBBC) and an episode for the second season of costume drama Sanditon (Britbox/PBS/ITV) Previously, she also participated in 4Stories, Channel 4’s initiative for emerging talent, writing the standalone episode, ‘A Mother’s Love’, which aired as part of anthology series  On the Edge (Blacklight TV/Channel 4). She has written extensively for radio, including adaptations of Malorie Blackman’s  Noughts & Crosses and Kate Chopin’s  The Awakening

Janice is also an award-winning playwright: she won a Channel 4 playwriting bursary for her play,  Egusi Soup. Her next play, Three Birds, was the winner of the 2011 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, the UK’s biggest national competition for new writing. Three Birds  was also shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award, for best new and emerging writers, and the Alfred Fagon Award, which recognises and promotes plays by British writers of Caribbean and African descent. She’s written two further plays: The Gift (2020), which saw her earn a finalist place for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award in 2021, and The Offing (2021), an adaptation of Benjamin Myers’ novel, with additional material by director Paul Robinson. 

Janice has several projects in development, including two feature films and a radio play.

Agent: Ikenna Obiekwe, Independent Talent