Julie Taiwo Oni
Julie Taiwo Oni is a Nigerian-American playwright with an interest in exploring the African diaspora through narrative. Recent plays include nat&EM, Bunk, Denim, Black-Proof, and Chisel—a story that displays the oppression of people with albinism in Tanzania. Oni is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Pepperdine University. www.julietaiwooni.com
Playwright and scholar Julie Taiwo Oni reflects on the experience of casting an actor with albinism for her play Chisel , and discusses why authentic casting is worth the work.