Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Nkenna Akunna

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Nkenna Akunna is an Igbo playwright and performer from London whose work primarily explores friendship, time, and various dimensions of Black femme life.

Akunna’s plays include Some of Us Exist in the Future, Good Fit, and cheeky little brown, which will be produced by The Flea Theater in New York in 2023.

While at MacDowell she worked on A Curious Incident in the Countryside, a new play bringing together Nollywood drama and 80s/90s British comedy to tell the story of two young Nigerian ‘nuns’ who’ve found themselves as stewards of an old Restoration era house in southwest England.


Delta Omicron

Nkenna Akunna worked in the Delta Omicron studio.

Delta Omicron Studio was funded by members of the international musical fraternity in 1927. The building design is somewhat medieval in character, with an unusual cedar shingle pattern, a steeply pitched slate roof, intersecting gables, and small windows. After a 2016 deep-energy renovation, Delta Omicron is now one of the most energy efficient studio on the property…

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