MFONISO UDOFIA

Storyteller | Actress | Educator


Mfoniso Udofia, a 1st Generation Nigerian-American storyteller, actress and educator, attended Wellesley College for Political Science and obtained her MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater. This Winter, Playwrights Realm, produced the World Premiere of Sojourners. Spring 2016 The Magic Theater in San Francisco will produce Sojourners and the third play in the Ufot Family Cycle, runboyun. Mfoniso’s currently working on a commission from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival translatingShakespeare's, Othello. Mfoniso’s plays have been developed at and/or presented/produced by Playwrights Realm, The Magic Theatre, The National Black Theatre, Hedgebrook, Sundance Theatre Lab, NNPN, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Makehouse, Soul Productions, terraNOVA, I73, The New Black Fest, Rising Circle's INKTank, The Standard Collective and The American Slavery Project. Mfoniso was a finalist for the 2015 PoNY Prize, the Eugene O'Neill NPC, BAPF, Many Voices Fellowship & Lark Playwrights' Week. 

 

What projects did you work on at SPACE?

I worked on refining the 4th play in a projected 9 play cycle, Her Portmanteau.

 
Videography: Daniel Vasquez


Mfoniso Udofia is a New York based storyteller, actor, slam-poet and teaching artist. She attended Wellesley College for Political Science and obtained her MFA in Acting from San Francisco's award winning, American Conservatory Theater.



First Nighter: Mfoniso Udofia's "Sojourners" Deserves a Welcome Stay


Sojourners: The Playwrights Realm presents Mfoniso Udofia's tale of the Nigerian-American experience