Biography

Mojisola Adebayo is an actor, director, playwright, producer and lecturer at Goldsmiths College. In the 1980's Adebayo performed as a street rapper before commencing formal education and theatre training. She attended Goldsmiths, gaining a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts. During her undergraduate studies, she met Agosto Boal through the Erasmus exchange Programme at Dublin's Trinity College, and trained with her to become a specialist in physical theatre. She did her Masters with the Royal Holloway College and the University of Surrey , developing her movement skills, and then worked as an actor with Emilyn Claid and Phillip Zarrilli. She specialises in theatre for Social Change, especially in the areas of crisis thus writing, devising and directing about 30 plans in mostly in community, social and educational contexts. Mojisola has collaborate with numerous companies, such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Abbey Theatre, and Southwark Playhouse. She also independently produced and performed in Moj of the Antarctic: An African Odyssey which was first staged at Lyric Studio in 2006, and Muhammad Ali and Me, performed at the Oval House in 2008. Her work is often concerned with issues of power, identity, and change.

Publications

Title Date Publisher
Moj of the Antarctic: An African Odyssey in Deirdre Osborne (ed) Hidden Gems: Contemporary Black British Plays 2008 Oberon Books
Mojisola Adebayo: Plays One 2011 Oberon Books
48 Minutes in Palestine in Anna Furse (ed) Theatre in Pieces: politics, poetics and interdisciplinary collaboration: An anthology of play texts from 1968-2010 2011 Methuen
2013

Critical sources

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