Kayode Soyemi

Kayodè Soyemi



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Kayode Soyemi

Oluwaseun Kayodè Soyemi is a first-generation, Nigerian-American actor, writer, and producer. Originally born in Lagos, Nigeria, he considers Atlanta, GA his home away from home. He currently lives in NY.

Kayodè is a graduate of the MFA Acting program at Yale School of Drama where he was producer at the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, co-leader of FOLKS, Producing Artistic Director at Yale Cabaret, a recipient of the Hoenig Theatre Artist Scholarship, a Connecticut Artist Fellow and a Jerome L. Greene Fellow. He went to the HSPVA Cobb County Center for Excellence in Performing Arts, received his BFA from Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University and is an alumni of the ‘18-’19 Professional Training Company at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville.

Kayodè is known for his commitment to new works and playing characters that require extraordinary physical and emotional dexterity. He writes, "Afro-surrealist dark comedies and pop-culture satires that use language and world history to investigate charged topics particular to the Black experience." Kayodè has produced works for the stage and has contributed to several film projects. He's currently collaborating with Smocks Media Group on the animated adaptation of their acclaimed children's book series Levi & Toonk and is the Production Manager and Producer at the historic Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn.