Wole Oguntokun’s career as a major producer, director and writer has spanned more than a decade. He directed his play, ‘The Waiting Room’ as Nigeria’s first-ever entry at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland and ‘The Tarzan Monologues’ as Nigeria’s second entry and was a recipient of the Mervyn Stutter “Spirit of the Fringe” Award. He won awards for Artistic Excellence from the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners in 2012 and 2013.Wole also directed Renegade Theatre’s production of “The Winter’s Tale” as part of The Globe Theatre’s Shakespeare Olympiad in the United Kingdom. In this once-in-a-lifetime theatre fiesta, 37 international theatre companies from all over the world presented a Shakespeare play, each in its own home language at the Globe in London. “The Winter’s Tale”, the only West African entry, was presented in the Yoruba Language.He directed plays in the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 annual editions of the Lagos State sponsored- Black Heritage Festivals – Aime Cesaire’s ‘A Season in the Congo’ in 2010; his play, ‘The Waiting Room’ in 2011, Marco Martinelli’s ‘Moor Harlequin’s 22 Misfortunes’ in 2012 and in 2013, another play of his, ‘Oshodi Tapa’.Wole was selected as one of five Nigerian Directors for a British Council Residency for Nigerian Theatre Directors in the United Kingdom in May 2011 and as a British Council delegate to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2011 and 2013.He directed the Nigerian Premiere of Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls who have contemplated suicide when the rainbow is enough” at the Muson Centre, Lagos on the 29th and 30th of December 2011 and at the Convention Centre of the Eko Hotel & Suites on the 15th of June 2014.Wole was founding producer and artistic director of Theatre@Terra, a project he initiated in 2007 in collaboration with the Arts Centre known as Terra Kulture. As artistic director, he produced stage presentations weekly without interruption for three and a half years. Wole has also directed (and produced) more than seventy productions at the Muson Centre.He directed ‘The gods are not to blame’ and ‘An Ordinary Legacy’ for the Muson Festivals of 2006 and 2012 respectively and has been selected as Director for the Muson Festival Play of 2014 with his own work – “Jagua Nana”, a dramatized version of Cyprian Ekwensi’s classic 1961 novel of the same name. Wole led the writing team that created the culturally – relevant “V Monologues – The Nigerian Story”, loosely-based on the Vagina Monologues, the maiden edition of which he directed.He created the annual ‘Season of Wole Soyinka Plays’ now in its 8th year, showcasing the plays of Professor Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian Nobel Laureate. He is the author of stage plays including Prison Chronicles, Anatomy of a Woman, The Legend of Moremi Ajasoro, Gbanja Roulette, The Inheritors, The Return Of Sogidi, The Waiting Room, Who’s Afraid of Wole Soyinka? Oshodi Tapa, Ajai, The Other Side, Piper-Piper, Ladugba, Eni Ogun, The Tarzan Monologues, The Sound & The Fury and Audu’s Way.Before turning to his successful and acclaimed career in theatre production, Wole studied to become a lawyer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Nigeria and went on to obtain two Masters Degrees, one in Law and the other in Humanitarian and Refugee Studies from the University of Lagos. He has been called to the Nigerian Bar.