Congratulations to Adura Onashile who has been awarded Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme Bursary.
Adura has already embarked upon one-year attachment with the Traverse Theatre. Their principal task over the 12 months is to write at least one full-length play. She will also have the opportunity to submit her play for the Sonia Friedman Productions Award in the year following her bursary.
Playwrights were nominated by UK theatre Artistic Directors, with the five winners selected by the scheme’s panel chaired by Sir Richard Eyre and including Film4’s Commissioning Executive Julia Oh and Channel 4’s Head of Development for Drama, Matthew Wilson.
Adura has also been announced as the National Theatre of Scotland’s Artist in Residence. Find out more at the NTS website.Scotland On Demand
Adura has been working with Scotland On Demand, a fantastic new talent development opportunity for emerging minority ethnic writers and creative producers to create a 10-minute scripted pilot for digital broadcast, supported by Sky Drama and Creative Scotland.
Over five months Scotland on Demand has supported Adura and two other diverse, Scottish based writer and creative producer teams in the development of a 10-minute shooting script, to be showcased at a rehearsed table read on 14th September to an audience of industry, broadcasters and commissioners.
2017 BBC Writers Room – Adura Onashile
Adura Onashile has been selected as one of 20 writers on the 2017 BBC Writersroom Drama Room scheme.
The Drama Room is a six-month scheme which offers targeted training and development including workshops, masterclasses, introductions and networking events, the aim of which is to encourage and develop the best in new drama writing and to give these writers the opportunity to build strong connections with producers and help them gain BBC broadcast commissions.