Inspired by stories,
driven by mission.
Mojisola Elufowoju is an award-winning director, CEO, Creative Director and founder of Utopia Theatre. A leading African Theatre company based in Sheffield. She was Staff Director at The National Theatre, working on Three Sisters by Inua Ellams.
She synthesises African and Western performing traditions and techniques to celebrate the meeting of different cultures, delivering productions and projects which develop and promote writers, performers, and artists from the African diaspora.
She creates work that raise awareness and increase appreciation of African culture by commissioning new writing and presenting established classics within a strong African context, and in so doing, aim to dispel stereotypes and encourage authentic voices from the African diaspora. She began her directing career at York Theatre Royal.
She is recipient of a 2017 Opera Awards Foundation bursary, a founding member of Mosaic Opera Collective and currently a guest director at British American Drama Academy and London South Bank University.