Mr Rex Obano

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My research focusses on cultural neo-colonialism and its effect on Black-British screenwriting.

I am also a playwright and screenwriter, my plays have twice been shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award, awarded the Roland Rees Bursary. My theatre includes Slaves (Theatre 503) and The Door Never Closes (Almeida Theatre). His radio includes Someone’s Making A Killing In Nigeria, Burned To Nothing, Lover’s Rock, As Innocent As You Can Get, Oil On Water, The Moors of England and City College. I am also part of the writing team for the long running radio series Faith, Hope and Glory – where each series charts the lives of three ‘Windrush’ families from 1946 to the present day in five year intervals. I part of the writing team of the television series Southwark (BritBox/Silverprint) based on Black Tudors by Miranda Kauffman. And also the series Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators (BBC).

I am a Teaching Fellow in Screenwriting at the Media Arts Department, Royal Holloway, University of London.

I've  been a judge on many radio and screenwriting awards including RTS Student Drama Awards, Tinniswood Awards and BBC Radio Drama Awards.

You can find out more at my website:  www.rexobano.com Please note: this is a personal website and all opinions are mine and do not necessarily reflect those of Royal Holloway or the Media Arts Department.

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