Jocelyn Bioh

Jocelyn Bioh

Jocelyn Bioh is a 1st generation Ghanaian-American writer/peformer from New York City. She has her B.A. in English and Theatre from The Ohio State University and MFA in Theatre-Playwriting from Columbia University School of the Arts. Jocelyn is a commissioned playwright with Manhattan Theatre Club and the Atlantic Theater Company and she is a Resident Playwright at LCT3. Her plays include: AFRICAN AMERICANS (...
Jocelyn Bioh is a 1st generation Ghanaian-American writer/peformer from New York City. She has her B.A. in English and Theatre from The Ohio State University and MFA in Theatre-Playwriting from Columbia University School of the Arts. Jocelyn is a commissioned playwright with Manhattan Theatre Club and the Atlantic Theater Company and she is a Resident Playwright at LCT3. Her plays include: AFRICAN AMERICANS (Produced at Howard University 2015; Southern Rep Ruby Prize Award Finalist 2011; O'Neill Center Semi-Finalist, 2012), NOLLYWOOD DREAMS (Kilroy's List 2015) and her new play SCHOOL GIRLS (Kilroy's List 2016.) Her musical THE LADYKILLER’S LOVE STORY, which she conceived the story and wrote the libretto, with music/lyrics by Cee Lo Green, is currently in development with Hi-Arts NYC. As an actress, Jocelyn's credits include: MEN ON BOATS (Playwrights Horizons,) THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (Broadway; Tony Award Winner for Best Play, 2015), AN OCTOROON (Soho Rep, Obie Award Winner for Best Play, 2014), BOOTY CANDY (Wilma Theater), SEED (Classical Theater of Harlem, Audelco Award Nominee), and MARCUS; OR THE SECRET OF SWEET (City Theatre). She also originated the role of "Topsy" in the World Premiere of NEIGHBORS (The Public Theater, Audelco Award Nominee). TV: Former Cover Girl spokesmodel, The Characters (Netflix), Louie (FX), and One Life to Live (ABC).

Plays

  • School Girls; Or The African Mean Girls Play
    Inspired from actual events, School Girls tells the story of Paulina,the most popular (mean) girl in school and Ericka, the new girl with a unique background - both students at the prestigous Aburi Girls boarding school, who face each other in a battle of wits and beauty as they compete to be named Miss Ghana 1985.
  • Nollywood Dreams
    It's the nineties and in Lagos, Nigeria, the "Nollywood" film industry is exploding. Looking to make the first Nollywood film with Western crossover appeal, Gbenga Ezie, Nigeria's hottest director, has decided to host an open casting call for the female lead of his new romantic drama/thriller "The Comfort Zone." Casting for the film draws on more emotions than expected in this...
    It's the nineties and in Lagos, Nigeria, the "Nollywood" film industry is exploding. Looking to make the first Nollywood film with Western crossover appeal, Gbenga Ezie, Nigeria's hottest director, has decided to host an open casting call for the female lead of his new romantic drama/thriller "The Comfort Zone." Casting for the film draws on more emotions than expected in this imagining of what the growing Nollywood film scene was like as it rose to become the phenomenon it is today.