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What's In A Name? Honour What Makes You Unique & Ask For What You Want - with Artistic Director Mojisola Elufowoju

September 27, 2020
When Women Speak - Stories Worth Telling
What's In A Name? Honour What Makes You Unique & Ask For What You Want - with Artistic Director Mojisola Elufowoju
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When Women Speak - Stories Worth Telling
What's In A Name? Honour What Makes You Unique & Ask For What You Want - with Artistic Director Mojisola Elufowoju
Sep 27, 2020

Mojisola Elufowoju is a British Born Nigerian, Award-Winning Director, and the CEO/Artistic Director and Founder of Utopia Theatre. She creates work extensively with under-represented voices. The next Utopia Theatre production 'Here’s What She Said To Me' opens 30 October on the main stage of the Crucible Theatre Sheffield, and is also available to stream live.

Mojisola began her Directing career at York Theatre Royal. She is passionate about the growth and development of ethnic minorities in the theatre industry. You’ll hear in this episode about the work she does and her thoughts on the future of the theatre industry.

Also in this episode Mojisola shares stories of reclaiming her name and what it means, how being brought up perhaps not traditionally how a girl of her generation and heritage might have been, gave her more voice and a sense of capability to express herself in the world. Plus seeing people as equals, asking for what you want, and choosing to be committed to see your dreams come true.


Here’s a bit more about Mojisola Elufowoju – 

A Guest Director At The London Academy Of Dramatic Arts And London South Bank University. 

Was Staff Director At The National Theatre On Three Sisters By Inua Ellams. 

Was A Recipient Of The 2017 Opera Awards Foundation Bursary, A Founding Member Of Mosaic Opera Collective.

And other Credits Include: Far Gone (Sheffield Crucible Theatre And Theatre Deli Sheffield) The Bogus Woman (Camden People’s Theatre 2019), On Missing (The Cockpit Theatre 2018), Shadows In Different Shades (Work In Progress - Sheffield Theatre 2018), The Pied Piper Of Chibok Opera (Opera North Residency And Arcola Theatre 2018), I Am David Oluwale (Work In Progress- Leeds Playhouse 2018), Iyalode Of Eti (Leeds Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible, Cast - Doncaster And Ake Festival Nigeria 2016/2017) London Tales (Rich Mix And Lost Theatre 2015)This Is Our Chance (Cultural Centre Calabar, Nigeria 2013)The Shepherd’s Chameleon (CLF Art Cafe 2013) House Of Corrections (Riverside Studios (2012) Wake Me When It's Time (York Theatre Royal 2012).

 

Links:

Website - https://utopiatheatre.co.uk

Utopia Theatre Compilation - https://youtu.be/um5zpZpBH2M

The Creative Hub - https://utopiatheatre.co.uk/thecreativehub

 

When Women Speak

Website ~ https://www.wwsgn.com
Facebook page ~ https://www.facebook.com/whenwomenspeakglobalnetwork/
Facebook group ~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/whenwomenspeak
Email ~ [email protected]

Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=hello%40wwsgn.com&currency_code=GBP&source=url)

Show Notes

Mojisola Elufowoju is a British Born Nigerian, Award-Winning Director, and the CEO/Artistic Director and Founder of Utopia Theatre. She creates work extensively with under-represented voices. The next Utopia Theatre production 'Here’s What She Said To Me' opens 30 October on the main stage of the Crucible Theatre Sheffield, and is also available to stream live.

Mojisola began her Directing career at York Theatre Royal. She is passionate about the growth and development of ethnic minorities in the theatre industry. You’ll hear in this episode about the work she does and her thoughts on the future of the theatre industry.

Also in this episode Mojisola shares stories of reclaiming her name and what it means, how being brought up perhaps not traditionally how a girl of her generation and heritage might have been, gave her more voice and a sense of capability to express herself in the world. Plus seeing people as equals, asking for what you want, and choosing to be committed to see your dreams come true.


Here’s a bit more about Mojisola Elufowoju – 

A Guest Director At The London Academy Of Dramatic Arts And London South Bank University. 

Was Staff Director At The National Theatre On Three Sisters By Inua Ellams. 

Was A Recipient Of The 2017 Opera Awards Foundation Bursary, A Founding Member Of Mosaic Opera Collective.

And other Credits Include: Far Gone (Sheffield Crucible Theatre And Theatre Deli Sheffield) The Bogus Woman (Camden People’s Theatre 2019), On Missing (The Cockpit Theatre 2018), Shadows In Different Shades (Work In Progress - Sheffield Theatre 2018), The Pied Piper Of Chibok Opera (Opera North Residency And Arcola Theatre 2018), I Am David Oluwale (Work In Progress- Leeds Playhouse 2018), Iyalode Of Eti (Leeds Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible, Cast - Doncaster And Ake Festival Nigeria 2016/2017) London Tales (Rich Mix And Lost Theatre 2015)This Is Our Chance (Cultural Centre Calabar, Nigeria 2013)The Shepherd’s Chameleon (CLF Art Cafe 2013) House Of Corrections (Riverside Studios (2012) Wake Me When It's Time (York Theatre Royal 2012).

 

Links:

Website - https://utopiatheatre.co.uk

Utopia Theatre Compilation - https://youtu.be/um5zpZpBH2M

The Creative Hub - https://utopiatheatre.co.uk/thecreativehub

 

When Women Speak

Website ~ https://www.wwsgn.com
Facebook page ~ https://www.facebook.com/whenwomenspeakglobalnetwork/
Facebook group ~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/whenwomenspeak
Email ~ [email protected]

Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=hello%40wwsgn.com&currency_code=GBP&source=url)