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 would describe his writing as, "Afro-surrealist dark comedies and pop-culture satires that use language and world history to investigate charged topics particular to the Black experience." His play, I AM NOT YOUR TEACHER, was produced at Shaking the Tree, Yale Cabaret, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and New World Theatre. His most recent play, Potter’s Exhibition, was originally developed with mentorship from playwright Josh Wilder, and is being further developed with Greenhouse Lab, The Playwrights Workshop, and Yale Cabaret. Additionally, Nigg Bottom is being developed with The Orchard Project Greenhouse Lab. In addition to producing for the stage, Kayodè has contributed to several film projects. Recently Kayodè has been collaborating with Smocks Media Group where he is working on the animated adaptation of their acclaimed children's book series Levi & Toonk.