Jocelyn Bioh, Nollywood Dreams, playwright
Born and raised in Washington Heights, actress Jocelyn Bioh, now based in Harlem, found great success as a playwright with School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, a comedy about girls at a boarding school in Ghana competing for entrance to a beauty pageant. Bioh returns to MCC Theater (which debuted School Girls in New York) this October with Nollywood Dreams, another comedy, this time about an aspiring Nigerian actress who also works at her family’s travel agency. “The first thing I’ll do when I get back to the theater is probably cry,” says Bioh, adding that the play was meant to open in March of 2020. “I get so emotional about any and everything, really, but definitely at reunions.”
Tickets for Nollywood Dreams are available here.