Julie Taiwo Oni

PLAYWRITING Resume

TRAINING

 

  • University of Southern California: School of Dramatic Arts

    • MFA, Dramatic Writing '09

    • Studied with Velina Hasu Houston, Luis Alfaro, and Oliver Mayer

 

  • ​Pepperdine University

    • BA, Creative Writing '06

    • Studied with Joi Carr and Laura Shamas

 

 

RECENT PRODUCTION HISTORY

  • SOWN: full-length production (August 2019)

    • A production co-produced by MaiM Theatre Company and Son of Semele Ensemble.

    • Directed by Nathan Singh

  • THE VEST: ten-minute play (2018)

    • Short piece for Company of Angels' LA Views X: Sanctuary.

    • Directed by Danny Munoz.

  • CORKED: ten-minute play (2017)

    • Short piece in The Robey Theatre's Second Annual Paul Robeson Theatre Festival: Harlem Renaissance to Central Avenue.

    • The Los Angeles Theatre Center

 

  • THE HOTEL PLAY: collaborative play project (March 2017)

    • One of seven female playwrights to participate in a two-year commission with Playwrights' Arena in Los Angeles to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of the company. 

    • Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera.

    • University of Southern California's Radisson Hotel

 

  • lessons learned: collaborative play presentation (January 2017)

    • Three scenes for the Empowerment Congress 25-Year Anniversary presentation.

    • University of Southern California, Bovard Auditorium

    • Directed by Ben Guillory, The Robey Theatre Company

 

  • chisel: full-length play reading (October 2016)

    • Staged reading for Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA's LA Fest diversity showcase.

    • Directed by Gregg T. Daniel

 

  • BLACK-PROOF: ten-minute play (Summer 2016)

    • Production for Company of Angels' LA Views IX: Criminalization of Youth.

    • Directed by Richard Azurdia.

 

  • TETHER: staged reading full-length (March 2016)

    • Staged reading for Ensemble Studio Theatre LA's Winterfest.

    • Directed by Roderick Menzies, starring Brianna McLean and Lizzie Rich

  • chisel: full-length drama (November 2015)

    • Reading for Playwrights' Arena's New Pages Lab Tuesday November 17 at 7:30pm. Los Angeles Theatre Center.

    • Directed by Deena Selenow - starring Tommy Williamson & Briana McLean

 

  • bunk: full-length drama (2015)

    • Staged reading for Ensemble Studio Theatre LA's diversity reading series LA Fest, a presentation of diverse LA playwrights.

    • Directed by Nathan Singh at Atwater Village Theatre, Los Angeles.

 

  • rioters or cannibals: ten-minute drama (2015)

    • ​This play was selected for a collaboration between Company of Angels and Cal Poly Pomona for a production at the Cal Poly campus. 

 

  • denim: full-length drama (2015)

    • Festival workshop presented by MaiM Theatre Company for Son of Semele Ensemble's Company Creation Festival 2015.

    • Directed by Terrence Colby Clemons.

 

  • ETHIOP-ICA: twenty-minute drama (2014)

    • Production for Robey Theater Company's first annual Paul Robeson Theater Festival at the Los Angeles Theater Center.

    • Directed by Adleane Hunter.

 

  • BUNK: full-length drama (2014)

    • Festival workshop presented by MaiM Theatre Company for Son of Semele Ensemble's Company Creation Festival 2014

    • Directed by Nathan Singh

 

  • nat&EM: a full-length drama (2013)

    • Production for Company of Angels, Los Angeles at the Alexandria Hotel

    • Directed by Deena Selenow

 

  • Two Live & Die in L.A.: ten-minute play (2013)

    • Production for Company of Angels' LA Views Festival, Los Angeles at the Alexandria Hotel

    • Directed by West Liang

 

  • Rioters or Cannibals: ten-minute play (2012)

    • Production for Company of Angels' LA Views Festival, Los Angeles at the Alexandria Hotel

    • Directed by Nathan Singh

 

  • Tether: full-length drama (2011)

    • Production for Doorway Arts Ensemble at Arts Alive Series at Montgomery College in Silver Spring, Maryland

    • Directed by Jessica Lefkow

 

  • Day's Pay: ten-minute play (2011)

    • Site-specific drama at Hollywood Recreation Center for the Hollywood Fringe Festival, produced by Moveable Piece

    • Directed by Nathan Singh

 

  • Olympic at the Chair: ten-minute play (2011)

    • Production for Company of Angels' LA Views Festival, Los Angeles at the Alexandria Hotel

    • Directed by Lui Sanchez

 

  • Societee & Thymedia: one-act drama (2010)

    • Produced for Askew Theatre Company, Los Angeles

    • Directed by Julie Taiwo Oni

 

  • Tether: full-length drama (2009)

    • Concert reading as a finalist for The Inkwell's Inkubator Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Directed by Jessica Burgess

 

  • Tether: full-length drama (2009)

    • Concert reading for USC MFA Under Construction Thesis Workshop in Los Angeles 

    • Directed by Stefan Novinski

© 2019 by Julie Taiwo Oni