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Jocelyn Bioh

 
Bio:
Jocelyn Bioh was born and raised in New York City. Broadway: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Off Broadway: An Octoroon (Soho Rep, World Premiere), SEED (Classical Theater of Harlem, World Premiere), NEIGHBORS (The Public Theater, World Premiere). Regional: BootyCandy (Wilma ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Jocelyn Bioh was born and raised in New York City. Broadway: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Off Broadway: An Octoroon (Soho Rep, World Premiere), SEED (Classical Theater of Harlem, World Premiere), NEIGHBORS (The Public Theater, World Premiere). Regional: BootyCandy (Wilma ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Production, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Original Off-Broadway Production, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
Soho Rep Production, 2014
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Playwright

Writing

Playwright
Playwright

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Production, 2017
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Original Off-Broadway Production, 2017
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Ensemble

  [Off-Broadway]
Soho Rep Production, 2014
Performer

Productions

Playwright

Writing
Playwright
Playwright

Jocelyn Bioh Biography

Jocelyn Bioh was born and raised in New York City. Broadway: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Off Broadway: An Octoroon (Soho Rep, World Premiere), SEED (Classical Theater of Harlem, World Premiere), NEIGHBORS (The Public Theater, World Premiere). Regional: BootyCandy (Wilma Theater), Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet (City Theatre). Various Workshops at: Soho Rep, The Public Theater, The Lark, Hi-Arts NYC, Arena Stages, Eugene O'Neill Center. TV: √Ę‚ā¨ŇďLouie√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě (FX), √Ę‚ā¨ŇďOne Life to Live√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě (ABC), CoverGirl Spokesmodel (National Commerical/Print Ads). B.A in English and Theatre from The Ohio State University, M.F.A in Theatre - Playwriting from Columbia University. Twitter/Instagram: @Jjbioh.

Jocelyn Bioh Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Jocelyn Bioh, In the Blood
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Play
Jocelyn Bioh, School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play
 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Jocelyn Bioh, School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - John Gassner Award Gold Star
Jocelyn Bioh, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - John Gassner Award
Kate Benson, [Porto]
 
The Lortels - 2018 - Outstanding Play Gold Star
Jocelyn Bioh, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play
 
The Lortels - 2017 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Jocelyn Bioh, Everybody

Jocelyn Bioh News

Photos: Stars from A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, THE MUSIC MAN, and More Turn Out for the  Photo Photos: Stars from A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, THE MUSIC MAN, and More Turn Out for the Drama League Awards!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 20, 2022

This afternoon, Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank DiLella hosted the 88th Annual Drama League Awards alongside theatrical legends and Tony Award winners! Go inside the ceremony!

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

The 88th Annual Drama League Awards will be presented in person at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 12:00PM. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

Arian Moayed, A STRANGE LOOP's Cherie B Tay & More Take Part in BAC & Cody Renard Ric Photo Arian Moayed, A STRANGE LOOP's Cherie B Tay & More Take Part in BAC & Cody Renard Richard Scholars Event in New York City
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2022

The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program and Broadway Advocacy Coalition organized a weekend in New York for its ten program scholars to encourage them to continue in their work in the theater industry.

13th Annual The Fire This Time Festival To Play The Kraine Theater in July Photo 13th Annual The Fire This Time Festival To Play The Kraine Theater in July
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

FRIGID New York will present the 13th Annual The Fire This Time Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), July 7-10 with performances on Thursday, July 7 at 7pm, Friday, July 8 at 7pm, Saturday, July 9th at 2pm, Saturday, July 9th at 7pm, and Sunday, July 10th at 3pm.

SIX, KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead Nominations for 2022 Drama Desk Awards Photo SIX, KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead Nominations for 2022 Drama Desk Awards
by Nicole Rosky - May 16, 2022

Nominations for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today, and the full list of nominees is available below.

WHICH WAY TO THE STAGE & SOFT Cancel Performances Due to Covid; New Performances Adde Photo WHICH WAY TO THE STAGE & SOFT Cancel Performances Due to Covid; New Performances Added for WHICH WAY TO THE STAGE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

MCC Theater announced today that due to breakthrough positive COVID cases in both companies, performances of Which Way to the Stage and soft have been cancelled through Sunday May 15, 2022. 

COMPANY Documentary, ANYTHING GOES, and More Announced for PBS Great Performances 'Br Photo COMPANY Documentary, ANYTHING GOES, and More Announced for PBS Great Performances 'Broadway's Best' Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

This Friday,¬†Great Performances¬†returns with its fifth annual¬†‚ÄúBroadway‚Äôs Best‚Ä̬†lineup, premiering¬†Fridays, May 13-27 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS.

Photos: Inside Look at The Arden Theatre's Regional Premiere Production of SCHOOL GIR Photo Photos: Inside Look at The Arden Theatre's Regional Premiere Production of SCHOOL GIRLS; OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
by Marissa Tomeo - May 7, 2022

The Arden Theatre Company is preparing for the regional premiere of Jocelyn Bioh's School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, a buoyant and biting comedy that explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe. Directed by Amina Robinson (the Arden's 74 Seconds...To Judgment.), the play will run at the Arden's Arcadia Stage now through June 5, 2022.

BWW Review: The Garden Theatre's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY is a Gr Photo BWW Review: The Garden Theatre's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY is a Great Collection of Talent
by Armando Urdiales - May 4, 2022

Jocelyn Bioh's play, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, is one of the best examples of 21st-century theater. Set in an all-girls boarding school in the African country of Ghana. School Girls follows the story of a group of young women navigating their social life in the face of adversity.

Photos: Inside POTUS' Opening Night Starry Blue Carpet Arrivals Photo Photos: Inside POTUS' Opening Night Starry Blue Carpet Arrivals
by Bruce Glikas - May 2, 2022

 Just yesterday, Selina Fillinger's new Broadway comedy POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, officially celebrated its opening gala at the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos from the blue carpet arrivals!

Jocelyn Bioh Videos

VIDEO: Watch a Clip From HBO's Public Theater REOPENING NIGHT Documentary VideoVIDEO: Watch a Clip From HBO's Public Theater REOPENING NIGHT Documentary
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 20, 2021

The documentary follows the re-opening of The Pubic Theatre with the production of “Merry Wives.' The new production brings the play into a modern retelling set in South Harlem's eclectic community of West African immigrants with an all-Black cast. The new film follows the journey to opening night during the COVID-19 pandemic.

VIDEO: Susan Kelechi Watson Talks MERRY WIVES at Shakespeare in the Park! VideoVIDEO: Susan Kelechi Watson Talks MERRY WIVES at Shakespeare in the Park!
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2021

The This Is Us star also discussed crafting a perfect Nigerian accent for the role.

VIDEO: Jocelyn Bioh and Eboni Booth Chat as Part of Manhattan Theatre Club's Artists  VideoVIDEO: Jocelyn Bioh and Eboni Booth Chat as Part of Manhattan Theatre Club's Artists in Conversation Series
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2020

Manhattan Theatre Club has released a new video in its Artists in Conversation series, featuring artists talking to one another via a virtual platform.

BWW TV: The Cast and Creatives of NOLLYWOOD DREAMS Meet the Press VideoBWW TV: The Cast and Creatives of NOLLYWOOD DREAMS Meet the Press
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 28, 2020

Nollywood Dreams begins performances on Thursday, March 19th, 2020, in the Newman Mills Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street), with official opening night set for Monday, April 13th. The cast and creatives of Nollywood Dreams recently met the press and chatted with us about the show.

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Second Trailer for RUSSIAN DOLL, Starring Natasha Lyonne VideoVIDEO: Netflix Releases Second Trailer for RUSSIAN DOLL, Starring Natasha Lyonne
by Stage Tube - Feb 1, 2019

Netflix has released the second trailer for RUSSIAN DOLL, which launches globally on Netflix February 1, 2019.

VIDEO: Natasha Lyonne Stars in the Trailer for RUSSIAN DOLL VideoVIDEO: Natasha Lyonne Stars in the Trailer for RUSSIAN DOLL
by Stage Tube - Jan 9, 2019

Netflix has released the trailer for RUSSIAN DOLL, which launches globally on Netflix February 1, 2019. Watch the trailer below!

VIDEO: RUSSIAN DOLL to Premiere on Netflix on February 1 VideoVIDEO: RUSSIAN DOLL to Premiere on Netflix on February 1
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2018

Netflix announces that Russian Doll, from Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland, will premiere on February 1st.

BWW TV: Class is in Session! Meet the Company of MCC's SCHOOL GIRLS, OR THE AFRICAN M VideoBWW TV: Class is in Session! Meet the Company of MCC's SCHOOL GIRLS, OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 14, 2017

MCC Theater will soon present the second show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman.

VIDEO: 'CURIOUS INCIDENT's Toby the Rat Trainer Featured in New 'Backstage on Broadway'
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 30, 2015

This week's 'Backstage on Broadway' on New York's PIX 11 features Broadway's latest crop of animal stars and their trainers.

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with the Cast of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME- Part 2
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jan 18, 2015


Jocelyn Bioh Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jocelyn Bioh been in?
Jocelyn Bioh has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Jocelyn Bioh been in?
Jocelyn Bioh has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jocelyn Bioh been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for In the Blood , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play , Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play , John Gassner Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play , John Gassner Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for [Porto] Outstanding Play (The Lortels) for School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (The Lortels) for Everybody .

What awards has Jocelyn Bioh won?
John Gassner Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Playand Outstanding Play (The Lortels) for School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play.

How many shows has Jocelyn Bioh written?
Jocelyn Bioh has written 2 shows including School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play (Playwright), Nollywood Dreams (Playwright).