Dr. Susanne Adetokunbo Mojisola Adebayo

 

Am Neuen Palais 10
Building 19, Room 0.19
14469 Potsdam

About

I am a London born, Nigerian-Danish, theatre artist - playwright, performer director, producer, facilitator, teacher and researcher. I trained in Theatre of the Oppressed (with Augusto Boal) and Physical Theatre, my areas of embodied specialism. I have worked internationally in theatre, television and radio for over twenty-five years, from Antarctica to Zimbabwe. My PhD thesis is entitled Afriquia Theatre: Creating Black Queer Ubuntu Through Performance.
I have been teaching in academia since 1998, mainly at Goldsmiths, University of London. I am currently on leave from my post as Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance at Queen Mary, University of London to fulfil a post-doctoral research fellowship at Potsdam entitled White Climate: Afriquia Literatures and Agri/cultural Practices. This project mainly investigates environmental racism and climate change, through writing and staging new plays, a book of creative non-fiction and Permaculture and performance workshops in Berlin, London, Palestine and Kashmir, in collaboration with Dr Nicole Wolf, Goldsmiths University of London. I am also an Associate Artist with Black Lives, Black Words (for Black Lives Matter), the Building the Anti-Racist Classroom Collective and Pan Arts. I am an Honorary Fellow of Rose Bruford College and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.


My publications include The Theatre for Development Handbook (co-written with John Martin and Manisha Mehta, London: Pan, 2011) Mojisola Adebayo: Plays One (Oberon Books, 2011) and Mojisola Adebayo: Plays Two (Oberon Books, 2019) as well as several academic chapters.