Jocelyn Bioh

Jocelyn Bioh on How Bringing Nollywood Dreams to the Stage Feels 'Like Christmas Morning'

Emana Rachelle in Jocelyn Bioh's play "Nollywood Dreams" Playwright Jocelyn Bioh, whose play School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play won the 2018 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award for New American Playwright and the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award, is back on the boards this season. Her play Nollywood Dreams just opened at off-Broadway's MCC Theater on November 11. Originally set to play in 2020, Nollywood Dreams was postponed due to the theater shutdown. correspondent Charlie Cooper chatted with the playwright on The Broadway Show about what it's like to see her show finally take the stage and more.
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Black History Month: Myra Lucretia Taylor Salutes Playwright and Performer Jocelyn Bioh

In honor of Black History Month, is once again inviting Broadway artists to celebrate the Black theatermakers who inspire them. Stars are taking this chance to honor their friends, mentors, co-stars and idols for this year's edition. Read on to learn who inspires Tony nominee Myra Lucretia Taylor, and click here to stay up to date on the series.

Jocelyn Bioh

(from Mark Zimmerman, theatre arts director Firestone CLC and Akron School for the Arts) A Broadway actress turned playwright, Jocelyn Bioh is a daughter of Ghanaian immigrants who grew up in Washington Heights. Bioh starred in plays off-Broadway by notable African-American playwrights before beginning to pen her own. Her play "Nollywood Dreams," about the 90’s film industry in Lagos, Nigeria, was selected for the Kilroy’s List in 2015. She is known for her poignant comedies, including "School Girls; or the African Mean Girls Play" and "Happiness and Joe." She also wrote a musical featuring songs by Cee Lo Green called "The Ladykiller’s Love Story."