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Mfoniso Udofia

Mfoniso Udofia, a first-generation Nigerian-American storyteller and educator, attended Wellesley College and obtained her MFA from the American Conservatory Theater [A.C.T.]. While at A.C.T., she co-pioneered THE NIA PROJECT, which provided artistic outlets for San Francisco youth. 

 

Her play SOJOURNERS will be produced by the Round House Theatre in 2024, and both SOJOURNERS and THE GROVE will be produced by the Huntington Theatre 2024 - 2025. SOJOURNERS, RUNBOYRUN, HER PORTMANTEAU and IN OLD AGE have been seen at New York Theatre Workshop, American Conservatory Theater, Playwrights Realm, Magic Theater, National Black Theatre, Strand Theater, and Boston Court. She’s the recipient of the 2021 Horton Foote Award, the 2017 Helen Merrill Playwright Award, the 2017-18 McKnight National Residency and Commission and is a member of New Dramatists.

 

Mfoniso’s currently commissioned by the Huntington Theatre, the Round House Theatre, Hartford Stage, Denver Center, ACT, and South Coast Repertory. Her plays have been developed by Manhattan Theatre Club, A.C.T, McCarter Theatre, OSF, New Dramatists, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, Hedgebrook, Sundance, Space on Ryder Farm and more. 

 

Since 2018 Mfoniso has been working extensively in television; she has written on such acclaimed shows as 13 Reasons Why on Netflix, A League of Their Own on Amazon, Let the Right One In on Showtime, and Pachinko (Peabody Award),  Little America, and Lessons in Chemistry (WGA Nomination) all on Apple TV+.  She has also developed films for HBO, Legendary, and Amazon.

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