Miranda Austen ADEkoje is thrilled to be working with Michael Bobbitt and the New Rep team as a writer for the first time. Mrs. ADEkoje attended Brown University where she graduated with a B.A. in literature and cultures in English, after which she trained in London at the Rose Bruford college for Drama and received a Master’s degree with Distinction in Theatre Practices. Her plays include I Am This Place (Revolutionary Spaces), Shelter of Last Resort (Front Porch Arts Collective Summer reading series, The Huntington Theatre Breaking Ground Reading Series, Company One XX PlayLab), 36 Days (Apollinaire Theatre New Play Night reading, Bob Jolly Fellowship Reading Series, Emerson College Student Workshop), The Strongest Shape (Paines Plough Future Perfect Finalist), Reply Please, Requests and Sugar Moth.
Mrs. Adekoje has performed at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and Theatre Royal Stratford as well as being named the Farrago Central London Slam Poet champion. Stateside, Mrs. ADEkoje was a Playwright Fellow at the Tony Award-winning Huntington Theatre and is currently a member of the MUTT play writing collective.
Mrs. Adekoje is an award-winning actress whose credits include Shelia in Lost Tempo (Boston Playwright’s Theatre), Mrs. Mueller in Doubt (Stoneham Theatre) Valerie in the world premiere of Lydia Diamond’s Smart People, for which she won an IRNE Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Large Production (The Huntington Theatre), Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and Silvia in Two Gentlemen of Verona (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), Shylock in Merchant
of Venus (Zero Point Theater), Susan in Race (New Repertory Theatre), and Oya/Shaunta Iyun in The Brother/Sister Plays (IRNE Award for Best Ensemble) and Selector in How We Got On (Elliot Norton Award nomination for Best Ensemble) at Company One.
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