Chinonyerem Odimba

Chinonyerem Odimba is a Nigerian British playwright, screenwriter, and poet. Her recent work ranges from Medea at Bristol Old Vic, We Too, Are Giants for Kiln Theatre, Unknown Rivers at Hampstead Theatre, Prince and the Pauper at Watermill Theatre, The Seven Ages of Patience at Kiln Theatre, and Princess & The Hustler which toured across the UK for Eclipse Theatre/Bristol Old Vic/Hull Truck. More recently has written for Young Vic Theatre on the experimental AI play, RSC/Coventry City of Culture 2021 Faith, and is currently under commission with ETT for Who is She, a projection mapping project, and Kiln Theatre, as well as new commissions for BBC Radio 3 and Kiln Theatre.

As a director, Chinonyerem has worked for Bristol Old Vic, Theatre503 and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, as well a new drama Braids by Olivia Hannah for Live Theatre/BBC Radio 4. In January 2022, Chinonyerem directed a new play by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm ‘When the Long Trick’s Over’ for HighTide Theatre, and more recently directed her new play Black Love at Kiln Theatre.