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Theater educator

Femi Euba, Nigerian theater educator. Recipient Louisiana State University Alumni Association Faculty Excellence award, 1997, Arts Ambassador award, Arts Council Greater Baton Rouge, 2002, Louisiana State University Distinguished Faculty award, 2006. Member Modern Language Association, British Actors' Equity, Association Theatre in Higher Education, African Literature Association, Southwest Theatre Association.

Background

Euba, Femi was born on April 2, 1941 in Lagos, Nigeria. Son of Alphaeus Sobiyi and Winifred Remilekun (Dawodu) Euba. came to the United States, 1970.

Education

Diploma in acting and speech, Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, Kent, England, 1965. Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting, Yale University, 1973. Master of Arts in Afro-American Studies, 1982.

Doctor of Philosophy in Literature, University Ife, Nigeria, 1987.

Career

Lecturer, senior lecturer dramatic arts University Ife, 1976-1986. Visiting professor theater College William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1986-1988. Associate professor Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1988-1996, professor, since 1996.

Louise and Kenneth Kinney professor, 2008. Actor various professional theaters, England, 1965-1970, University Ife Theatre, 1976-1980. Playwright British Broadcasting Corporation Radio, African Theatre, London, 1965-1974.

Lecturer Loyola University, New Orleans, 1990, African Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 1990.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Public (plays) The Game, Abiku, The Gulf, Crocodiles, The Eye of Gabriel, A Riddle of the Palms, Chameleon, (novel) Camwood at Crossroads, 2007. Director (plays) Soyinka's The Trials of Brother Jero, 1988, Moliere's The Learned Ladies, 1991, Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone, 1994, Fugard's Sizwe Bansi Is Dead, 1992-1993, Sheridan's The Rivals, 1996, The Rivals, 1997, African Company Presents Richard III, 1998, Hedda Gabler, 1999, Alcestis, 2001, Tropical Breeze Hotel, 2003, The Tempest, 2005, Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman, 2008, Machado's Broken Eggs, 2009. American Educational Theatre premieres of the Winti Train, 1976, Monsieur Toussaint, 1990.

      Public Archietypes, Imprecators and Victims of Fate: Origins and Developments of Satire in Black Drama, Poetics of the Creative Process: An Organic Practicum to Playwriting.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, British Actors' Equity, Association Theatre in Higher Education, African Literature Association, Southwest Theatre Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: walking, tennis, reading, Scrabble.

Connections

father:
Alphaeus Sobiyi Euba

mother:
Winifred Remilekun (Dawodu) Euba