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About Lekan Balogun

Lekan Balogun is an award-winning playwright and theatre director. He has written plays for the Royal Court Theatre, London; the British Council, Nigeria; FLINN Theater, Germany; Centre for Black and African Art and Civilization (CBAAC); and the National Troupe of Nigeria. He holds a BA & MA (Distinction) in Theatre Arts, from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria, and recently concluded his PhD research (with Victoria Doctoral scholarship) in Postcolonial Shakespeare Adaptations & Intercultural Performance Studies, in the Theatre Programme of Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His published and research works focus on Africa and African Diaspora, Black Theatre & Performance, Cultural Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Cross-cultural performances and herneutics

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

African and Diaspora Drama/Theatre & Literature, Cultural Studies, Intercultural Performance

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Honors and Awards

  • Doctoral Scholarship, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand,2013-2016


  • Playwriting
  • African and Diaspora Theatre
  • Directing
  • Gender/Cultural Studies


Bachelor of Art, University of Lagos, Akoka ‐ Department of Creative Arts
Master of Art, University of Lagos, Nigeria ‐ Department of Creative Art
PhD, Victoria University of Wellington ‐ Theatre Programme

Research Works (5)