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Eva Edo

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Me and My Voice

Eva has been described as a personal and professional carer of children whose work is coloured by her experience as a former child protection lawyer and a mother. Her story telling celebrates the unheard voices of young people and women who are at the heart of her creative practice.

Eva has been creating work since 2015. Her stage plays have been developed and produced at London theatres to include The National, Soho Theatre, Theatre503 and Southwark Playhouse together with Traverse Theatre in Scotland. Her play LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN was shortlisted for the ALFRED FAGON award,

In 2023 Eva was the Writer Mentor on THE BODY REMEMBERS, a powerful play about the impact of sexual violence on young women and girls.

In 2022 she was commissioned  by Open Clasp theatre, co-creating CAKE AND CONDOMS with women from a grass roots charity in Wolverhampton.

Since 2020, Eva has written for the screen.  In 2021 she worked with a production company to develop FOURTEEN a TV drama series.  Also, she's been commissioned to develop a short film with a BAFTA Breakthrough Artist.  In 2022 Eva was a Pitch Fund finalist and was award the  Lucy Scher Prize for her short MATERNAL.

Eva  continues to develop her own original projects both for TV and film.  

Eva was selected for BBC Writers Room London Voices 2022 and is embarking on another development course with them from October 2023.

Eva delivers creative writing workshops to and co-creates projects with local communities.  She's a facilitator at the National Youth Theatre of GB and  refugee charity, Routes Collective.

Eva is represented by Emily Hickman at The Agency ( )

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Recent Work 


CAKE AND CONDOMSOpen Clasp Theatre commission) 

PARCHED ( Developed with The Criterion Theatre and University of West London )

TIGER MUM PLAY ( VAULT Festival developed with Soho Theatre, Traverse Theatre and Theatre503 )

I AM ALIVE ( Arcola Theatre and developed for the Routes Collective )

WONDER GIRL ( Developed with Ovalhouse Theatre and Pleasance Theatre ) 


( Shortlisted Alfred Fagon Award 2015. Developed with Arcola Theatre, North Wall and London Writers Week ) 


ABSOLUTION ( Southwark Playhouse)

WHITE BREAD AND JAM ( Rose Playhouse )

THE SANCTUARY ( Theatre N16 )

A MOTHER'S COURAGE (in development) inspired by the testimonials of mothers impacted by youth violent crime.


BBC Writers Room London Voices 2022 participant.

SACRED ACTS original drama series for TV  (Spec Script and treatment)

DENIAL original drama series for TV (Spec script and series treatment)

FOURTEEN original drama single drama for TV (Treatment) 

GIRL HUNTERS original drama series for TV ( Treatment )

RAGE original drama series for TV


GOOD ENOUGH PARENT original drama series for TV ( Treatment)

UNDER COVER AUNTIES original drama series for TV (Treatment)


KINSWOMAN short film (Developed with B3 Media, B3 Talent Lab and  BFI SW Writers Lab )


MATERNAL short film (Finalist Pitch Fund )

GRAND BOY short film (Shortlisted for BFI funding)

Eva was commissioned by Artemisia Films and Bim Ajadi BAFTA Breakthrough Artist to write a draft short film script.


STILL I RISE creative writing workshop for women seeking refuge in the UK,  part of  We Are Lewisham Borough of Culture 

OPEN DOORS creative writing workshops to support asylum seeking and refugee women run by Routes Collective


Course director for drama workshops

AS THERAPY creative writing workshops to support Hackney residents

ST. DUNSTAN'S CATFORD FESTIVAL monologue writing workshops

THE BODY REMEMBERS writer mentor

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Eva mentored the writer of THE BODY REMEMBERS play which had a WIP in July 2022 at The Albany theatre.  She will be supporting its further development with shows to be performed in Spring 2024. 

Eva was selected and participated in BBC Writers Room London Voices 2022

Eva's stage play CAKE AND CONDOMS premiered at Open Clasp Theatre on 9th June 2022.

In May 2022 Eva delivered  STILL I RISE workshops to women seeking refuge in the UK as part of  We Are Lewisham Borough of Culture

In September 2021 Eva delivered creative writing workshops to Hackney residents as part of the AS THERAPY covid recovery project

Eva is a RSL (Royal Society of Literature) Literature Matters Awards Winner 2020. Eva is using the award to develop "A Mother's Courage" a verbatim inspired play which explores youth violence and raising sons of colour through the eyes of mothers.

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"There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal"

Toni Morrison

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Get in touch with Eva for more information about her work, writing commissions and enquires.

Literary Agent: Emily Hickman (

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