Nako Adodoadji is a writer, actor and multi-disciplinary artist. She has performed at The Wilma Theater, The Arden Theatre Company, The Prince Music Theater, InterAct Theatre Company, Writing is Live Festival at Brown University and The Philadelphia Fringe Festival. She has also been featured in commercials and industrials, and has worked with such notable artists as Carl Hancock Rux, Ifa Bayeza, Blanka Zizka, Kym Moore, Mercedes Ellington and Brian Sanders. Her play, A Lonely Light, was presented in the 2015 Women Playwrights International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, and the 2009 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. She was a finalist for the 2017 Downtown Urban Arts Festival in New York for her play, PROTEST, which was performed in the festival at Cherry Lane Theatre and placed second in the Best Short Play Category. Additionally, she was a finalist for the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship, and most recently worked as script consultant and acting coach for the award winning short film, The Cage, which received the GOLD SCREEN Young Directors Award at the 2017 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and the Grand Prize at the New York Shorts International Film Festival. She has been nominated for the inaugural Mabou Mines SUITE Space Artist Residency Program, and she is currently developing a new play titled, Kill Hamlet, which will receive a production next spring at Columbia University. Ms. Adodoadji is a University of the Arts Alum with a B.F.A in Acting, and she is a member of Actors’ Equity Association. She is currently in the MFA in Playwriting Program at Columbia University (2018).