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 has defined as Afriquia aesthetics, distinguishes her from other

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Citation: Prieto López, Paola. "Mojisola Adebayo". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 June 2022 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14798, accessed 16 July 2024.]

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