September 28 – November 4, 2023
Tickets: $15 – $125
Est. run time: 1 hour, 40 minutes. No intermission.
Final performance: November 4, 2023
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By Jocelyn Bioh
Directed by Margo Hall
“Nollywood Dreams delivers! … Funny through and through with a superb cast and script.” Steve Murray, Broadway World
“Your fairy tale ending awaits! Nollywood Dreams is for you.” Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle
“Winning formula brings laugh-out-loud humor, dynamite acting, and the reminder of the perseverance needed to achieve a dream.” Patricia L. Morin, Theatrius
“Nollywood Dreams is exactly the feel-good antidote we need today.” Susan Dunn and Barry Willis, Aisle Seat Review
It’s the nineties in Lagos, and aspiring ingenue Ayamma yearns for the glitz and glamor of movie stardom, landing an audition with Nollywood’s hottest director seeking a fresh face. Between fights with the resident diva and igniting sparks with Nigeria’s “Sexiest Man Born,” Ayamma’s dreams of leaving her travel agency job behind for a thrilling life might just come true.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
JOCELYN BIOH is an award winning Ghanaian-American writer/performer from New York City. Her written works for theatre include: MERRY WIVES (Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park, PBS Great Performances), NOLLYWOOD DREAMS (MCC Theater), GODDESS the musical (Berkeley Rep; Upcoming: Shakespeare Theatre Company in D.C. Spring of 2023) and the multi award winning SCHOOL GIRLS; OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY which was originally produced at MCC Theater in 2017/2018 and has gone on to have over 50 regional productions in the USA.
She will make her Broadway debut as a playwright with the World Premiere of JAJA’S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING at Manhattan Theatre Club in the Fall of 2023. She is a former TOW playwriting fellow (2017) and has been commissioned by MTC, Atlantic Theater Co., Williamstown Theatre Festival and Second Stage. Jocelyn has also written for TV on RUSSIAN DOLL, Spike Lee’s SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT, the upcoming Hulu series TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, the upcoming new Star Wars series THE ACOLYTE and is also writing the live screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical ONCE ON THIS ISLAND for Disney+. She was the 2022 recipient of the Outstanding Adaptation Drama Desk Award.
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