Chinonyerem Odimba is a playwright, theatre director and poet. Her work for theatre includes ‘Joanne’ and ‘Amongst the Reeds’ for Clean Break / The Yard, a modern retelling of Twist for Theatre Centre, and ‘Medea’ at Bristol Old Vic. Recent commissions have seen her work produced at Hampstead Theatre, Kiln Theatre, Live Theatre, Watermill Theatre, and Radio 4. She is currently working on a new musical for Paines Plough. For screen, Chinonyerem recently wrote a new film ‘Adulting’ for Channel 4 (2020) and a new short film for BBC, as well as working on a new original drama series.Her work has been shortlisted for several awards including the Adrienne Benham Award, Alfred Fagon Award, and the Bruntwood Playwriting Award. She is the winner of the 2018 Sonia Friedman Award. She is a finalist for the 2020 Women’s Playwriting Prize.She has also worked as an Assistant Director/Director for Bristol Old Vic and Theatre503. Chinonyerem Odimba also teaches at theatres and universities across the UK.