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Sola Bamishigbin

Sola Bamishigbin is a Los Angeles-based actress in television, film, and theatre, voiceover artist, and writer. She played Shirley on the final season of AMC's Emmy Award-Winning series Mad Men, and currently appears as Ayo on Stitchers on Freeform. Other credits include Lethal Weapon on FOX, Killer Women and Mistresses on ABC, Perception on TNT, various commercials, and video games. Sola's theatre credits include Genevieve in Office Hour at South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, Pecola Breedlove in The Bluest Eye at the Miles Memorial Playhouse, for which she received an NAACP Theatre Award nomination for Best Lead Actress, Gail in the Robey Theatre Company’s production of The River Niger, Ariel in The Tempest (Santa Monica Rep) and other productions and readings in Los Angeles, at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon.

Black Women Have Theorized Everything
Essay

Black Women Have Theorized Everything

12 April 2017

Sola Bamishigbin and Tia-Simone Gardner look at plays by Lorraine Hansberry and Lynn Nottage with intersecting themes, written at different times in US history.