Mfoniso Udofia
Affiliated Writer
Sunnyside, NY

Mfoniso Udofia is a first-generation Nigerian-American storyteller and educator, attended Wellesley College and obtained her MFA in acting from the American Conservatory Theater. Ufot Family Cycle plays, Sojourners and Her Portmanteau, will be produced this coming Spring 2017 as part of New York Theatre Workshop's season. In Winter 2016, Playwrights Realm produced the off-Broadway World Premiere of Sojourners. In Spring 2016, The Magic Theater in San Francisco produced the West Coast Premiere of Sojourners and the World Premiere of the third installation in the Ufot Family Cycle, runboyun. Mfoniso’s currently working on Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Play On! commission translating Shakespeare’s Othello. She’s also the Artistic Director of the NOW AFRICA: Playwrights Festival and a proud member of New Dramatists class of 2023. Mfoniso’s plays have been developed, presented and/or produced by Seattle Repertory Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Realm, The Magic Theatre, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre, Hedgebrook, Sundance Theatre Lab, Space on Ryder Farm, NNPN New Play Showcase, Makehouse, Soul Productions, terraNOVA, I73, The New Black Fest, Rising Circle's INKTank, At Hand Theatre Company, The Standard Collective, American Slavery Project, Liberation Theatre Company and more. Her acting credits include: [feature starring Elliot Gould] Fred Won't Move Out, [play] Current Good, [musical] Children of EdenA Christmas Carol and more. Please follow her at


 Mfoniso Udofia has been announced as the 2018 Aetna New Voices Fellow at Hartford Stage. 

Mfoniso Udofia's play "Her Portmanteau" will be presented February 13–April 14, 2019 as part of the American Conservatory Theatre's 2018/19 season. More info at


New York Theater Workshop has also announced the first production of its 2019-20 season, “runboyrun” and “IN OLD AGE,” two plays by Mfoniso Udofia that will be performed together. More at