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Eva Edo
Stage
and
Screenwriter

 

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.

Eva is currently commissioned by two productions companies to develop a TV drama and a short film with a BAFTA Breakthrough Artist.  She is also developing her own original projects both for TV and film.  

Eva delivers creative writing projects within local communities in London and is a summer course facilitator at the National Youth Theatre.  She is a member of the Culture and Diversity Forum supporting Lewisham Borough of Culture 2022.

Eva is represented by Emily Hickman at The Agency (ehickman@theagency.co.uk )

 
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Recent Work 

STAGE PLAYS:


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 ) 

LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN

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

ONE LAST TIME ( VAULT Festival )

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.

TV:

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


GIRL HUNTERS original drama series for TV ( Treatment )


Eva is working with Renegade Pictures on a single drama film for TV

FILM:


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


Eva has been commissioned by Artemisia Films and Bim Ajadi BAFTA Breakthrough Artist to write a short film

FACILITATION:


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



 

News

Eva is a RSL (Royal Society of Literature) Literature Matters Awards Winner 2020. Eva will be 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.


In September 2021 Eva will be delivering creative writing workshops to Hackney residents as part of the AS THERAPY covid recovery project https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/157882010343

 

"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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Contact

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

Literary Agent: Emily Hickman (ehickman@theagency.co.uk)

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