Nollywood Dreams

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Nollywood Dreams by Jocelyn Bioh


September 28 – November 4, 2023

Tickets: $30 – $125

Run time: to be announced

Nollywood Dreams

By Jocelyn Bioh

Directed by Margo Hall

“Purposely sitcom-ish and charming…warm, wonky, and laugh-out-loud funny!” – Variety


It’s the nineties in Lagos, and Ayamma dreams of stardom. Working at her parents’ travel agency, she yearns for the bright lights of Nollywood, the burgeoning Nigerian film industry. When she lands an audition with Nigeria’s hottest director, tensions flare with his former leading lady — as sparks start to fly with Nollywood’s biggest heartthrob.


JOCELYN BIOH is a Ghanaian-American actress and playwright based in New York City. She grew up in Washington Heights with her parents (who immigrated from Ghana in 1968) and two older siblings. She attended the Milton Hershey School, a boarding school for economically disadvantaged students. Bioh graduated with a B.A. in English and Theater from Ohio State University and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Columbia University.

As an actress, Bioh has appeared in numberous Broadway and off-Broadway productions. She was one of the original ensemble members of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2014) and has performed in the original productions of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ plays An Octoroon (2014) and Everybody (2017).

Bioh’s plays include African Americans (2011), Nollywood Dreams (2015), The Ladykiller’s Love Story (2017), School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play (2017), and Happiness and Joe (2017). She is a playwright with Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) and Atlantic Theater Company, is a resident playwright at Lincoln Center.

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