Matilda Ibini is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter (and occasional dramaturg) from London. She was awarded a scholarship from BAFTA and Warner Brothers to study a Masters in Playwriting &Screenwriting. She was part of the Royal Court Writers Program and was a member of Soho Theatre’s Writers’ Alumni Group. She has had residencies at Soho Theatre, BBC Writersroom, was Graeae Theatre’s Artist-in-Residence and completed an attachment at the National Theatre Studio.
Her debut play Muscovado was produced by BurntOut Theatre, premiered in 2014 and toured the UK in 2015 starting with a run at Theatre503. Muscovadosubsequently co-won the Alfred Fagon Audience Award. Her radio play The Grape that Rolled Under the Fridge was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Her work has been staged at the Old Vic Theatre, Bush Theatre, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, National Theatre Shed, St James Theatre, Royal Exchange Manchester, Birmingham Rep, Soho Theatre, Arcola Theatre, Bunker Theatre, Hackney Showroom and Vaults Festival.