Tracks of my Life with Maria Oshodi - Artistic Director and CEO of Extant

Episode 1,  Feb 23, 2021, 07:00 PM

Tracks of My Life is a show on RNIB Connect Radio presented and produced by Toby Davey where he invites a guest to take us on a journey through their life, sharing the tracks that mark important moments which bring back memories to them.

Their chosen tracks of their life might include the first track they can remember hearing, the first track they bought, a number of tracks that mark moments in their life and the final track, a track that they would like to pass on which might give people hope for the future.

In this trimmed down podcast version of Tracks of My Life Toby is joined by Maria Oshodi.  As well as being a playwright in her own right  Maria is also the Artistic Director and CEO of Extant - a British based performing arts company run by, and for, visually impaired people providing a performance space for inclusive theatre for everyone. 

Maria’s first play The S. Bend was produced as part of the Royal Court Theatre’s young writer's festival in 1984.  Many of Maria’s plays and productions have been performed on numerous stages across Britain  and in Europe too.   

In Maria’s Tracks of My Life we will go on a journey from her early life growing up in Nigeria with her Mum and Dad, moving to London with her Mum and life in the Capital as a teenager when her sight started to deteriorate.  Maria will also reflect on life as a young person in London during the 80s and 90s, going to watch Madness and The Specials, club life in the 90s and reflecting on the success of the acclaimed Extant production Resistance in the mid 2000s.

You can catch the hour long version of Tracks of My Life with Toby’s guest’s music tracks in full by tuning in to RNIB Connect Radio every Tuesday at 7pm, repeated on Thursday at 1pm and Sunday at 8pm. 

To find out more about Extant and all their great work do visit their website —

Image shows — (Black and white picture of Maria sitting in a chair, head resting on a hand in contemplation)