Mojisola Adebayo

Paola Prieto López (Universidad de Oviedo)
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Mojisola Adebayo (1980-) is a British playwright of Nigerian and Danish Descent. She was born in South London in 1968. She holds a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts and an MA in Physical Theatre. She completed her PhD at Queen Mary University, with a thesis about her own work, titled “Afriquia Theatre: creating Black Queer Ubuntu Through Performance”.

She worked as a performer in the now defunct Black Mime Theatre company, founded by Denise Wong. Her work is influenced by The Theatre of the Oppressed of Augusto Boal, whom she cites as a huge influence on her work. Her thematic enquiries cover topics as diverse as gender, climate change, homophobia, police violence, and slavery. Her innovative aesthetic style, which she …

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Citation: Prieto López, Paola. "Mojisola Adebayo". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 June 2022 [, accessed 28 May 2023.]

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