Mfoniso Udofia

Resident Playwright

2016 -- 2023

Mfoniso Udofia is a first-generation Nigerian-American storyteller and educator. She attended Wellesley College and obtained her MFA in acting from San Francisco's, American Conservatory Theater.

SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, two plays from Mfoniso's projected nine-play cycle, were produced by The New York Theatre Workshop in association with Playwrights Realm in Spring 2017. During Spring 2016, San Francisco's, Magic Theater produced both SOJOURNERS and runboyrun. SOJOURNERS, received its World Premiere from Playwrights Realm in Winter of 2016.

Mfoniso is the recipient of The Playwrights' Center's 2017-18 McKnight National Residency and Commission and she is currently translating, OTHELLO, for Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Play On!

Mfoniso’s plays have been developed and/or presented by the OCC, PCS's JAW Festival, Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor, Seattle Repertory Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Realm, The Magic Theatre, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre, Hedgebrook, Sundance Theatre Lab, Space on Ryder Farm, NNPN New Play Showcase, Makehouse, Soul Productions, terraNOVA, I73, The New Black Fest, Rising Circle's INKTank, At Hand Theatre Company, The Standard Collective, American Slavery Project, Liberation Theatre Company and more. She’s also the Artistic Director of the NOW AFRICA: Playwrights Festival and a proud member of New Dramatists class of 2023. Please follow her at www.mfonisoudofia.com.

ND Activity
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    Writers' Executive Committee

    The Writers' Executive Committee is a voluntary grouping of resident playwrights who meet throughout the year to discuss and make decisions concerning the work of New Dramatists and to help guide the organization.

Contact Info

THEATER
Leah Hamos
The Gersh Agency
lhamos@gersh.com

TV
Vernaliz Co
The Gersh Agency
vco@gersh.com

FILM
Sandra Lucchesi
The Gersh Agency
slucchesi@gersh.com

MANAGERS
Dan Halsted and Corinne Hayoun
Manage-ment
dh@manage-ment.com
ch@manage-ment.com

Websites

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