Glass meets director Ola Ince – theatre’s rising star

WHEN Ola Ince was little, she would organise various trips to Jamaica for herself and her cousins – off they’d hop, duvets and all, onto her bed. Her mother has always described this as her “early directing years,” yet she disagrees. Instead, recalling it as “more of a gradual process,” Ince reveals to me the exact instance she knew that theatre directing was the career for her – a moment in her secondary school drama lesson when she was asked to devise a scene with four other students, “somehow, I became the director. I was really proud of what I made and whatever ‘that’ was, I knew I wanted to do it forever”.

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