John Oluwole ADEkoje is a graduate of Humboldt State University with a MFA in dramatic writing and an MA in film production. He is national award winner of the Kennedy Center: ACTF-Lorraine Hansberry playwriting award for the play Streethawker as well as the 2006 Roxbury Film Festival’s Award for Emerging local Filmmaker for the documentary Street Soldiers, which shown at Le Festival du Film Panafricain (Cannes) and Festival des Films du Monde (Montréal).
Most recently John was the winner of the National Tri Annual New Play Competition for Professional Writers and has received the Brother Thomas Fellowship Award for Streethawker. His short play Love Jones was produced at the Boston Fringe Festival- Company One, Boston Theatre Marathon, and was the winner of the Strawberry One Act Festival in Hollywood. Company One has also produced a full-length mounting of his play, 6 Rounds/6 Lessons at the Boston Center For The Arts; he most recently made his acting debut in Company One’s production of The Overwhelming by, J.T. Rogers. John is a Playwright-In-Residence at Company One, an Artist in Residence at UMASS Boston, and an Affiliate Artist at the Providence Black Repertory Company. He is ecstatic to be teaching at BAA.