MFONISO UDOFIA (Kelechi) is a first-generation Nigerian-American storyteller and educator. She’s the recipient of the 2017 Helen Merrill Playwright Award and the 2017-2018 McKnight National Residency and Commission at The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. Her Ufot Cycle play, Her Portmanteau, will be produced in Spring 2018 by Pasadena’s Boston Court Performing Arts Center. Mfoniso’s currently translating Othello for Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s PlayOn! Program. She’s also the Founding Artistic Director of the NOW AFRICA: Playwrights Festival and a proud member of New Dramatists’ Class of 2023. Mfoniso’s plays have recently been produced by New York Theatre Workshop, Magic Theater and The Playwrights Realm. She is truly excited to make a return to acting with this play. Please follow Mfoniso at www.mfonisoudofia.com for more information!