Director & Dramaturg
In 2010 Ola graduated from Rose Bruford College with a Frist Class Honors BA in Theatre Directing. Since graduating Ola has worked at a number of prestigious Theatres such: Donmar Warehouse, Young Vic, Royal Court, National Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, St. Ann’s Warehouse (NYC) and Lunt-Fontane Theatre (Broadway).
Ola is a critically acclaimed and award winning Director. In 2012 she was the Borris Karloff Bursary recipient. In 2015 Ola became a BBC Performing Arts Fellow, Resident Associate Director at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Red Women of the Year nominee. In 2016 she became the Genesis Future Director Award winner and Artistic Associate at Lyric Hammersmith and Theatre Royal Stratford East. In 2018 she won the h100 Theatre & Performance Award. In 2019 she was named one of the Elle list’s ‘50 Game Changers of Now’. Ola is currently an Artistic Associate at the Royal Court Theatre.
Direction includes: Viral (Headlong theatre & Century Films), Appropriate (Donmar Warehouse), The Convert (Young Vic Theatre), Poet in da Corner (Royal Court Theatre), Twilight Los Angeles 1992 (Gate Theatre), Start Swimming (Young Vic Theatre & Summerhall), White Sky (RWCMD & The Gate Theatre), Dutchman (Young Vic Theatre), Rachel (Finborough Theatre), The Soft of Her Palm (Finborough Theatre).
Associate Direction includes: Tina The Musical (Aldwych Theatre/West End, Lunt-Fontane Theatre/Broadway, Operettenhaus/Hamburg and Beatrix Theatre/Holland), Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith), Tipping the Velvet (Lyric Hammersmith & Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh).
Assistant Direction includes: Shakespeare Trilogy (Donmar Warehouse & St. Ann’s Warehouse), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (National Theatre), Dara (National Theatre) Porgy & Bess (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), A Taste of Honey (National Theatre), Josephine & I (Bush Theatre), Wild Swans (Young Vic)