Playwright, Critic, Writer
Gloria Oladipo is a playwright based in New York, proudly hailing from Chicago, IL. She writes Black comedies about Black women, exploring themes of caregiving, mental health, and trauma through a mix of realism and absurdism.
Gloria is a 2023-2025 Public Theater's Emerging Writers Group Fellow. She is also 2022-2023 Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellow and 2023 Seven Devils New Play Conference resident, where her play The Care and Keeping of Schizophrenia (and Other Demons) is in development. She is a 2023 Gingold Group Speaker's Corner fellow, with her play I Wanna Kill, Annie G. Gloria is 2023 artist-in-residence with New York Stage and Film in Poughkeepsie, New York. Gloria is also a Velvetpark Writers Residency finalist.
Gloria's other plays include The Good Victim (Cornell University reading/development), The Forever War (Heermans-McCalmon Competition for Dramatic Writing 2nd Place), Fishers of Men (Festival 24 reading), and other works. Her work has also been developed at the Curious Theatre Company, Lifelong, and other institutions.
Gloria is also an award-winning cultural critic and journalist. She is the 2023 recipient of the American Theatre Critics Association's Edward Medina Prize for Excellence in Cultural Criticism. She is a 2022 National Critics Institute fellow at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, an opportunity she was selected for via the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy. Gloria's work has appeared in Teen Vogue, the Guardian, Bitch Media, and other publications.
Gloria holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Cornell University.
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