Nollywood Dreams

Name: The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space/ The Newman Mills Theater
Address: 515 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019
Production Information
First performance date: October 21, 2021
Opening date: November 11, 2021
Closing date: November 28, 2021
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
It’s the 1990s and in Lagos, Nigeria, the NOLLYWOOD film industry is exploding and taking the world by storm. Ayamma dreams of stardom while working at her parents’ travel agency alongside her lovable and celebrity-obsessed sister Dede. When Ayamma lands an audition for a new film by Gbenga Ezie, Nigeria’s hottest director, she comes head-to-head with Gbenga’s former leading lady, Fayola. Tensions flare just as sparks start flying between Ayamma, the aspiring ingénue, and Wale, Nollywood’s biggest heartthrob, in this hilarious new play about dreaming big.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
MCC Theater Producer
Jocelyn Bioh Playwright
Saheem Ali Director
Arnulfo Maldonado Set Designer
Dede M. Ayite Costume Designer
Jiyoun (Jiji) Chang Lighting Designer
David Weiner Lighting Designer
Palmer Hefferan Sound Designer
Alex Basco Koch Projection Designer
Nikiya Mathis Hair and Wig Designer
Alyssa K. Howard Production Stage Manager
Samantha Shoffner Prop Master
Telsey + Company Casting
Dawn-Elin Fraser Dialect Coach

Actor Role
Abena Adenikeh
Charlie Hudson III Gbenga Ezie
Nana Mensah Dede Okafor
Sandra Okuboyejo Ayamma Okafor
Ade Otukoya Wale Owusu
Emana Rachelle Fayola Ogunleye
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2022 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Performer in a Play Abena Actor
2 NOMINATED 2022 Antonyo Award, Best Director Saheem Ali Director
3 NOMINATED 2022 Antonyo Award, Best Costumes Dede M. Ayite Costume Designer
4 NOMINATED 2022 Antonyo Award, Best Hair & Wig Design Nikiya Mathis Hair and Wig Designer
5 NOMINATED 2022 Antonyo Award, Best Play Jocelyn Bioh Playwright