Olga Nikora

Olga Nikora

Playwright

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

Olga’s first play “Tightrope Bonnie” was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award and the Royal Court Young Writers’ Festival. Her short play “Then they came for me” was produced at Greenwich Theatre. After winning the Write Now Writing Contest, Olga had her first full length production of her play ‘rock paper scissors' at the Brockley Jack Theatre, London. Her play “Stroika”, was a finalist for the Adam New Zealand Play Competition. Most recently Olga has been awarded the OffWestEnd Adopt a Playwright award. She is currently working on a commission for the RSC and a TV pilot which was shortlisted for the BBC Writersroom. She has previously won the Sir Peter Ustinov Screenwriting Contest and the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting contest. She has degrees in law and economics, and is a graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers Programme.

Olga has had a number of staged readings in London. These include: “David” Hackney Attic at the Hackney Picture House (dir. Eleanor Barr), 2014; “Doi Frati”, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, 2013; “Everyman”, Soho Theatre, London (dir. Josh Roche), 2013; “Tightrope Bonnie” Soho Theatre, (dir. Dan Herd.), 2011; “Don’t shoot, I’m an Accountant!” Actors’ Centre, London, Selected for the ‘‘Plays with Words’’ event, (dir. Tamara Felisa Micner), 2011.

Reviews:

http://www.remotegoat.com/uk/review/12047/interesting-narrative-very-talented-actors/

http://www.theupcoming.co.uk/2015/05/22/rock-paper-scissors-at-brockley-jack-studio-theatre-review/

https://www.londontheatre1.com/news/107303/rock-paper-scissors-at-brockley-jack-studio-theatre/

Here's a video of Olga's writing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYEfpmO2mbw

Education

Playwrighting - Playwrighting - Royal Court Young Writers Group

Oct 2013 - Dec 2013

Network