Rotimi Agbabiaka

Rotimi is an actor, writer, director, and teacher. Most recently, Rotimi played Oberon and Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Folger Theatre, Washington D.C.) and originated the roles of William Craft in The N****r Lovers (Magic Theatre), James Baldwin in In the Evening By The Moonlight (Lorraine Hansberry Theatre), and Cellphone/Narrator in If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka (Playwrights Horizons, Off-Broadway). Other acting credits include roles at Yale Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, California Shakespeare Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, Shotgun Players, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Word for Word Performing Arts Company, and the San Francisco Mime Troupe. As a playwright, Rotimi penned and toured the solo shows Homeless, Type/Caste(TBA Award) and MANIFESTO, co-wrote the musical Seeing Red, and wrote The Soul Never Dwells In A Dry Place, which premieres at Cutting Ball Theatre in 2024. Directing credits include the world premieres of VS. (TheatreFIRST) and The Red Shades: A Trans Superhero Rock Opera (Z Space). Rotimi also dazzles nightlife stages (as alter-ego Miss Cleo Patois); and teaches acting and solo performance at Stanford University.