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Jocelyn Bioh


Jocelyn Bioh is an award-winning Ghanaian-American writer and performer from New York City. Her plays include SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY (Kilroy’s List, 2016; CTG; MCC Theater; Lortel Award Winner; OCC John Gardner Award Winner; Hull-Warriner Award Winner; Drama Desk Nomination; Drama League Nomination; Off-Broadway Alliance nomination), NOLLYWOOD DREAMS (Cherry Lane Mentor Project, 2017; Kilroy’s List, 2015), and AFRICAN AMERICANS (Produced at Howard University, 2015; Southern Rep Ruby Prize Award Finalist, 2011; O’Neill Center Semifinalist, 2012). Jocelyn conceived and wrote the libretto for THE LADYKILLER’S LOVE STORY (music and lyrics by CeeLo Green) and GODDESS (book writer). She has also been a staff writer for the Netflix TV shows “Russian Doll” and Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It.” Jocelyn received her MFA in Theatre/Playwriting from Columbia University. She is under commission with Manhattan Theatre Club, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Second Stage, and Atlantic Theater Company, and is a resident playwright at LCT3. As an actress, Jocelyn’s credits include: IN THE BLOOD (Signature Theatre; Drama Desk nomination, Best Featured Actress), EVERYBODY (Signature Theatre; Lucille Lortel Award nomination, Best Supporting Actress, 2017), MEN ON BOATS (Clubbed Thumb at 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 Theatre 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). FILM/TV acting credits include: “Ben is Back” (Black Bear Pictures), “Russian Doll” (Netflix) “Blue Bloods” (CBS), “The Detour” (TBS), “The Characters” (Netflix), “Louie” (FX), and “One Life to Live” (ABC).