As an actor, director, and theatre-maker, Ola has been working in theatre for the past 30 years, with 20 of those 30 years dedicated to specialising in script development as a dramaturg, facilitator and script editor- running playwriting workshops for all levels of experience, and working with playwrights on a one to one basis.
Ola is an Artistic Associate of the Royal Court Theatre, (previously described by the New York Times as the most important theatre in Europe because of its work with new playwrights) where he has worked since 1994 – and was responsible for setting up and running the Royal Court’s famous Young Writers Programme for 10 years. Alongside his current role at the Royal Court, Ola is also an Associate Artist, Dramaturg and Mentor for Theatre Absolute, Eclipse Theatre and Graeae Theatre respectively. He also delivers regular playwriting programmes for Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Belgrade Theatre and Central St. Martins – University of the Arts London. He is also a patron of Script Yorkshire.
To watch Ola speak about teaching playwriting at the Royal Court, click here.