Showcase Playwright, Mojisola Adebayo
Mojisola Adebayo is a playwright, performer, director, producer, workshop facilitator and lecturer. She holds a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts, an MA in Physical Theatre and a PhD in black queer theatre (Goldsmiths, Royal Holloway and Queen Mary, University of London), training extensively with Augusto Boal and is a specialist in Theatre of the Oppressed. She has worked in theatre, radio and television, on four continents, over the past 25 years, performing in over 50 productions, writing, devising and directing over 30 plays, from Antarctica to Zimbabwe.
Her own plays include Moj of the Antarctic: An African Odyssey (Lyric Hammersmith and Ovalhouse, London); Muhammad Ali and Me (Ovalhouse, Albany Theatre, London and UK touring);48 Minutes for Palestine (Ashtar Theatre and international touring); Desert Boy (Albany Theatre, London and UK touring); The Listeners (Pegasus Theatre, Oxford); I Stand Corrected (Artscape, Ovalhouse, London and international touring) and The Interrogation of Sandra Bland (Bush Theatre, London). Her publications include Mojisola Adebayo: Plays One (Oberon Books), 48 Minutes for Palestine in Theatre in Pieces (Methuen), The Interrogation of Sandra Bland in Black Lives, Black Words (Oberon), The Theatre for Development Handbook (co-written with John Martin and Manisha Mehta) as well as academic chapters published by Methuen and Palgrave Macmillan.
Mojisola Adebayo is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Associate Artist with Pan Arts and the Building the Anti-Racist Classroom Collective, a Visiting Artist at Rose Bruford and Goldsmiths colleges and a Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London. Her new book, Mojisola Adebayo: Plays Two (Oberon Books) is out this year and her latest play STARS also opens in London in 2019. Mojisola Adebayo is currently commissioned by the National Theatre to write Wind / Rush Generation for 2020. Staging The Interrogation of Sandra Bland is a huge honour.