Bisola Elizabeth Alabi

Bisola Elizabeth Alabi

Actor, Playwright, Facilitator, Entrepreneur, Producer

  • Location: South London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

Bisola trained as an actor at various institutions such as Identity Drama School, Hoxton Street Casting and Wac Arts College.

Bisola isnot only an actor but Playwright and Producer. She is the Co-Founder of Next Up Talent that is a showcase dedicated in creating a platform for woman and BAME actors, writers and directors to showcase new writing extracts in a room with a majority of industry professionals. This is to create opportunties for writers, directors and colour blind castings. As the conversation and demand in Britain for more diversity in the arts industry grows Next Up Talent is a platform that offers a soultion to that call. 

Next Up Talent had it's first showcase at the Raindance studio in February 2017 and now will be going to the National Theatre Studio in November 2017.

Recent Theatre work includes Welcome Home (Bush Theatre),The Greeks (Almeida Theatre), A Concrete Jungle Full of Wild Cars (Unicorn Theatre and Edinburgh Festival). 

Bisola has been fortunate to have worked on stage at various theatres and Theatre Companies, such as Young Vic Theatre, Oval House, Unicorn Theatre, Soho Theatre, ATC, Arcola Theatre, Stone Crabs, The Albany and many more.

Voice Over includes BBC Radio (Switching Lanes)

Bisola is also a playwright, having attended programmes at Soho Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Actors Touring Company and Almeida Theatre. Recently she has debuted a stage reading of her play Welcome Home at the Bush Theatre, directed by Martina Laird.

Bisola has branched out into Producing after working on her play Welcome Home. She is now an Assistant Producer for Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway's forthcoming project/event called Black Lives, Black Words. This aims to deliver 10 short plays written by Britian's top Black British Playwrights that questions does Black lives matter? This will reflect the Black Bristish experience here in the UK and internationally.

Bisola is a newly trained Facilitator with Big Foot Arts Education and will be facilitating during Black History Month throughout various Schools and youth organisations.

Work History

Visitor Services Assistant - Roundhouse

Feb 2015 - Present

Actor/Writer - Bush Theatre

Aug 2015 - Aug 2015

Actor - Almeida Theatre/ Hoxton Street Management

Apr 2015 - Jun 2015

Education

Acting - NA - WAC Arts College

Sep 2010 - Apr 2013

LLB Law - 2:1 - University of Kent

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012

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