ODUNEYE, Bayo Adisa




theatre director; b: November 4, 1936; p: Badagry; m: Tanimowo Oludotun Awoyemi; nc: one s, three d; ed: Ijebu-Ode Grammar School; Holy Trinity Parish School, Ebute-Ero, Lagos; C.M.S Grammar School, Lagos, 1948-56; Openshaw Grammar School, Manchester, 1957-59; Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Undon, 1962-64; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, USA, 1969-72. cr: Production Manager, Nigerian Olympic Association Cultural Festival Dance Troupe, 1968; Technician and Stage Manager, University of Ibadan, 1964-69; Workshop dir. Free Southern Theatre, Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 1969-72; University of Pittsburgh, PA USA, 1970-71; Tutor, African Literature, Catham College, Pittsburgh, USA, 1971; Lecturer, Xavier University, New Orleans, Uuisiana, USA, 1972; Arts f. 1972-91; snr. fellowship in Acting, Directing and Stage Management, University of Ibadan, 1972-92; dir. Department of Theatre Arts, 1974; seconded as Artistic dir. Centre for Cultural Studies, University of Ugos, 1977-78; Artistic dir. University of Ibadan Masque. 1978; Executive director. PEC Theatre, 1982; Artistic dir. National Troupe of Nigeria, National Theatre, Iganmu, Ugos, since 1991; mm: American Theatre Association; Association of British Theatre Technicians International Theatre Institute; Association of Nigerian Artists, ah: Ford Foundation f. October 1969. h: Juliet Family Plaque for Best Director in the City of Pittsburgh, USA, 1972; Grand Patron of the Arts. Pan African Writers Association, publ: 21 Great Scenes for African Student Actors, University Publication Press, University of Ibadan; African Art and Its Critics, Black Studies Journal, University of Pittsburgh, USA, Vol. 1, 1971; Environmental Theatre, Tlie Masque, Department of Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan, Volume 1, pp 8- 121974; Actor Creativity New Culture: A Review of Contemporary African Arts, 1980. cw: Director, The Trials of Brother Jew, Wole Soyinka, Centre for Cultural Studies, University of Ugos, 1977; 77ie Visit ofBishop Alaba, 1987; Death and the Kings Horseman, Wole Soyinka, 1987; Haddian the Seventh, Peter Kuke, PEC Theatre, 1988; Colored Museum, C. Wolfe. National Theatre. 1988; The Spirit of Lagos. Akinwunmi Ishola, National Theatre, 1991; Chinua Achebe's Tilings Fall Apart. 1991; John Brigg's Paradise. Pierre Meumer, 1991; The Silent Gods. Ahmed Yerima, 1993; 77ie Trials of Oba Ovonramwen, Ahmed Yerima, 1996-97. hob: reading, watching television, travelling. off: National Troupe of Nigeria, National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos. tel: 01-862133. res: 11, Ologun Agbaje Street, Victoria Island, Ugos. tel: 01-7741635.
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