Janice Okoh wins the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting
Recent UEA graduate Janice Okoh has won the 2011 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting for her play ‘Three Birds’. Janice (pictured) graduated from the Scriptwriting strand of UEA’s MA in Creative Writing in 2008, and was one of twelve writers selected for the Channel 4 screenwriting course earlier this year. Her previous works include ‘Egusi Soup’, which premiered at the 2009 Hotbed Festival and was toured by Menagerie, and ‘SE8', which was broadcast in the Afternoon Play slot on BBC Radio 4 last year. Janice was also a runner-up for the 2011 Verity Bargate Award for ‘The Real House’. The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting is worth £16,000 to the winner and Janice will now also have the chance to develop her play with the Royal Exchange with a view to production at the Exchange and publication with Nick Hern Books.