Olusola Oyeleye

OLUSOLA OYELEYEOlusola is an award winning writer, director and producer working in opera, music theatre, visual arts and dance. She has been a visiting artist/lecturer at universities in South Africa and London.

Theatre includes: resident director on Trevor Nunn’s West End production of Porgy and Bess (Savoy Theatre), staff producer at English National Opera, Spirit of Okin and Sankofa for Adzido Pan African Dance Ensemble, the award-winning Call Mr Robeson (New York Fringe Festival, Carnegie Hall, DC Black Theatre Festival et al), The Shelter (Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre), Medea (Ariya, Royal National Theatre Studio), Opera includes: Akin Euba’s Orunmila’s Voices: Songs from the Beginning of Time (Jefferson’s Arts Centre, New Orleans), Chaka: An Opera in Two Chants (St. Louis African Chorus), Dido and Aeneas (Tricycle), God’s Trombones (Fairfield Halls), second cast revival of Jonathan Miller’s The Mikado (English National Opera). Her poetry has been set to music by Akin Euba and performed at both Harvard and Cambridge Universities.  She is artistic director of Ariya, associate producer for Collective Artistes and a Fellow of the RSA.