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Adewunmi Oke

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.

2015 Blog in Review Part 2
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2015 Blog in Review Part 2

The Most-Commented Articles

30 December 2015

HowlRound Fellow Adewunmi Oke overviews the articles that sparked the most conversation in the past year and discusses some of her favorites. 

Long Arc Relationships
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Long Arc Relationships

Interview with Daniel Beaty and David Dower

6 November 2015

Adewunmi Oke interviews artist Daniel Beaty and Artistic Director David Dower about their longstanding working relationship.

2015 Retrospective
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2015 Retrospective

A retrospective of HowlRound's most popular and thought-provoking content for 2015, curated by HowlRound staff.