Malika Oyetimein

Malika Oyetimein is a disabled artist who received her MFA from The University of Washington’s School of Drama. She is also a member of the Directors Lab at Lincoln Center Theater. She was featured in Seattle’s City Art Magazine 2016 Future List, Cross Cut 2017 and her productions of Bootycandy (2016 ) and Hoodoo Love (2017) were nominated for Gregory Awards: Best Production. She is also the co-adapter and director of Dr. Maya Angelou’s  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Book-It Repertory Theatre), which garnered a Gregory Award nomination for Best Director. Select directing credits: How I Learned What I Learned (Arden Theatre Co.), the workshop production of The First Deep Breath (National Black Theatre), The Bitter Game (Wallis Annenberg), Eclipsed (Southern Repertory Theatre), the world premiere of WHITE (Theatre Horizon), BarbecueBootycandy (Intiman Theatre Festival), And In This Corner: Cassius Clay (Seattle Children’s Theatre).

Now streaming: Code Black Planet (writer, performer, director)