Oladipo ‘Dipo’ Agboluaje was born in London. He returned to Nigeria where he attended Abeokuta Grammar School and went on to read for a BA in Theatre Arts at the University of Benin. He returned to London where he did an MA in Representation and Modernity at the London Metropolitan University followed by a PhD in African Drama at the Open University. He began writing comic books, poetry and short stories. His first play Early Morning was produced in 2003 at Oval House Theatre in London, to be followed by a string of original plays, adaptations and radio plays. He has taught creative writing and post-colonial theatre and literatures at several institutions, including Goldsmiths College and City University. He has been a writer in residence at New Wolsey Theatre and Soho Theatre. His plays have been performed in Nigeria, Ghana, France, Brazil and the United States. He is a winner of the Alfred Fagon Prize for playwriting, and is a nominee for an Olivier Award, and a Writers’ Guild Award.
Plays include: Mother Courage (adaptation), The Estate, Iyale – The First Wife, The Christ of Coldharbour Lane, The Hounding of David Oluwale (adaptation), The Garbage King (adaptation).
For Pursued by a Bear:
For One Night Only (Footprints in the Sand double bill)