“I’m a member because the Guild uses the collective voice of its members to work behind the scenes to help writers win better deals. The Guild offers training opportunities, contract vetting and advice that all helps to make my creative voice heard.”
Why I'm a WGGB member
Rex Obano has written for the stage, television, radio and film. He was born in London and spent a year in the United States on placement where he read Playwriting at City College, New York. He has a Masters Degree in Feature Film Screenwriting from Royal Holloway, University of London. Rex was a recipient of the 2018 Roland Rees Award. His theatre includes Slaves (Theatre 503) and The Door Never Closes (Almeida Theatre). He was the dramaturg on Surge by Jay Bernard (Albany Theatre). His radio includes Someone’s Making A Killing In Nigeria, Burned To Nothing, Lover’s Rock, As Innocent As You Can Get, Oil On Water and The Moors of England. He is also part of the writing team (with Roy Williams and Winsome Pinnock) for the long running radio series tracing three Windrush families from 1946 to the present day – Faith, Hope and Glory. He is part of the writing team of the television series Southwark (BritBox/Silverprint) based on Black Tudors by Miranda Kaufmann. Rex has a number of other radio, theatre and television projects in development including commissions for BBC Radio 3, BBC Drama and Pencil Trick Productions.