Rex Obano

Playwright and writer for teleivision

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Biography

Rex Obano is a playwright and screenwriter. He was born in London and educated at the University of North London, where he studied Philosophy. After he graduated, he spent a year in the USA and studied Playwriting at City College in New York.

Rex was part of the Script Factory Writers Passage Group in 2005 and Talawa Theatre's Writers Group in 2006. 

Rex trained as an actor at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, where he was awarded the Laurence Olivier Bursary. In a wide-ranging career on stage, Rex has appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Theatre Royal, York, Theatre Clwyd and the National Theatre, where he appeared in Rufus Norris' production of Death and the King's Horseman.

CV

Theatre
Writer
Life for Beginners 2012
Theatre 503
Director Paul Robinson & Tim Roseman
Writer Rex Obano
Starring Alex Beckett, Peter Bramhill, Caroline Faber, Edward Hancock & Jacqueline King

Play about love and life staged to celebrate Tim Roseman and Paul Robinson's six year tenure as Artistic Directors of Theatre 503

La Fausse Monnaie 2010
Theatre 503
Writer Rex Obano

Rapid reaction short play.

Slaves 2010
Theatre 503
Director Nadia Latif
Writer Rex Obano
Starring Adetomiwa Edun, Paul Bentall, David Burt, Cornell S. John & Scarlet Alice Johnson

Play examining the British prison system

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The Door Never Closes 2010
The Almeida
Director Polly Findlay
Writer Rex Obano
Starring Adam Gillen, Alexandra Roach & Morgan Watkins

A play for young people longlisted for the Adrienne Benham Award 2011

The Day After 2009
Oval House
Writer Rex Obano

Burned To Nothing 2008
Tiata Delight at The Almeida
Writer Rex Obano

Aoife 2007
Talawa at The Soho Theatre
Writer Rex Obano

Mickey 2007
The Albany Theatre
Writer Rex Obano

Someone's Son 2005
The Union Theatre
Writer Rex Obano

Radio
Writer
Lover's Rock 1 x 90' 2012
BBC Radio 3
 
Director David Hunter
Writer Rex Obano
Starring Tobi Bakare, Ben Crowe, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Will Howard & Gerard McDermott

Radio play about black politics and reggae music in 1980s London

 
Burned to Nothing 1 x 45' 2011
BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Toby Swift
Director Femi Elufowoju, jr.
Writer Rex Obano
Starring Obi Abili, David Ajala, Jude Akuwudike, Lorraine Burroughs & Lucian Msamati

Matthew returns to Nigeria, the land of his birth

 
Film
Writer
Slaves Feature
2011
Cinnamon Films
In development
Producer Louise Decoteau
Director Alrick Riley
Writer Rex Obano

 
Funny Money Short
2010
Guava Tree Productions
Producer Sabrina K. Marshall
Director Stanley Llewellyn Elias
Writer Rex Obano
Starring Edward Hancock, Michael Heywood & Daniel Ings

 
Television
Writer
Rastamouse: Chococheese 1 x 15'
2012
Three Stones Media for BBC
In development
Writer Rex Obano
Starring Reggie Yates

BAFTA nominated and Broadcast Best Preschool Award winning children's show about a crime-fighting, cheese-loving mouse

Rastamouse: Rapper's Block 1 x 15'
2011
Three Stones Media for BBC
Creator Michael De Souza
Writer Rex Obano
Starring Cornell S. John & Reggie Yates

BAFTA nominated and Broadcast Best Preschool Award winning children's show about a crime-fighting, cheese-loving mouse

Rastamouse: Sole Rebel 1 x 15'
2011
Three Stones Media for BBC
Creator Michael De Souza
Writer Rex Obano
Starring Cornell S. John & Reggie Yates

BAFTA nominated and Broadcast Best Preschool Award winning children's show about a crime-fighting, cheese-loving mouse