Adewunmi R. Oke is from Columbus, MS (the birthplace of Tennessee Williams) by way of Atlanta, GA. She has an interest in new play development and adaptations of the classics. She also has an eclectic taste in music, dabbling in the blues, jazz, funk, Hip Hop, classical, gospel, alternative, world, and country genres. Occasionally, she bursts out in song and dance during random moments.
She has an MFA in Dramaturgy from UMass Amherst and a BA in Theatre from the University of Southern Mississippi. During spring 2014, she was the Festival Dramaturg for the Five College Multicultural Theatre Committee’s WORD! Festival. She also produced Black/queer/diaspora/womyn Festival as part of her MFA thesis project, which examined the work of women playwrights Sharon Bridgforth and Trey Anthony. She was the Dramaturg for the Atlanta premiere of Marcus Gardley’s every tongue confess at Horizon Theatre. Other production dramaturgy credits include Suzan-Lori Parks’ Venus at UMass Amherst; Elyzabeth G. Wilder’s Gee’s Bend at Arkansas Repertory; and Jon Jory’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice at the University of Southern Mississippi.