Taiwo Afolabi is an applied theatre practitioner with a decade of experience working across a variety of creative and community contexts in over 15 countries across four continents. He uses theatre for community engagement, promoting social change and creating brave and safe spaces for conversations. He is the founding artistic director of Theatre Emissary International, Nigeria and a research associate at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His current research focuses on using theatre with immigrants, refugees and newly-arrived youth and families, police officers, and on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. He holds a doctorate in Applied Theatre and he is an Assistant Professor at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.