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Ekemini Ekpo

Ekemini Ekpo is a Nigerian-American actor, singer-songwriter, and cultural critic.

Ekemini is a New York-based, Nigerian-American actor, singer-songwriter, and cultural critic. She has performed with the 24 Hour Plays, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Black Revolutionary Theatre Workshop, Apollinaire Theatre Company, and The Playground Experiment, among others. She is a member of the BIPOC Critics lab and of the inaugural IGNITE Mentorship cohort for emerging women and non-binary artists of color. Ekemini is a graduate of Harvard College, and is currently training at the Atlantic Acting School. IG: @e.u.ekpo, Website: ekeminiekpo.com

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Seeing Double: Double Consciousness as a Black Theatre Practitioner
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Seeing Double: Double Consciousness as a Black Theatre Practitioner

14 July 2022

Ekemini Ekpo applies W.E.B. Dubois’ concept of “double consciousness” to the experience of performing Blackness for a predominantly white audience that may or may not be interested in disturbing the primacy of their own lived experience.