Playwright, Critic, Writer
Gloria Oladipo is a playwright based in New York, proudly hailing from Chicago, IL. She writes Black comedies on Black women, exploring themes of caregiving, mental health, and trauma through a mix of a realism and absurdism.
She is a 2022-2023 Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellow, where her play The Care and Keeping of Schizophrenia (and Other Demons) is in development. She is a Velvetpark Writers Residency finalist. Her 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 a 2022 National Critics Institute fellow as well as a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy fellow. 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.