Jocelyn Bioh

Celebrating Black History Month in Theatre
Posted on 02/12/2021
Image of 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."

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