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Jocelyn Bioh Named Burnt Umber Playwright in Residence at MCC Theater

Bioh is the author of School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play.

Jocelyn Bioh, new playwright in residence at MCC Theater.
(© David Gordon)

Playwright Jocelyn Bioh has been named the Burnt Umber Playwright-in-Residence at MCC Theater. Bioh's three-year term will continue through 2022.

The goal of the residency is to give a playwright a multi-year home base where they are an integral part of the theater's institutional culture and to provide resources and space to develop new work for production. MCC is launching the new residency program with the support of Burnt Umber Productions, headed by Judi Krupp and Bill Gerber, which is committed to recognizing and producing bold new voices in the theater.

The residency provides developmental and dramaturgical support for new projects, workspace and access to rehearsal studio space in MCC Theater's new two-theater complex, The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, as well as resources for readings and workshops and other resources throughout the term.

Bioh's debut play School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play received two MCC Theater engagements and earned Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards. MCC's production of her latest, Nollywood Dreams, will begin performances March 19, 2020.


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