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Taiwo Sokan

Third-year MFA Acting Candidate

Taiwo Sokan
  • 9500 Gilman Dr
    Mail Code: 0344
    La Jolla , California 92093


Taiwo Sokan is a third-year MFA candidate. She was born in Nigeria, raised in New Jersey and holds a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked extensively in Philadelphia as an actor, stage manager, and theatre technician. UC San Diego credits: Limp Wrist on the Lever, In the Red and Brown Water, Twelfth Night, Farside (audio play), Town Hall (virtual). Regional: Marry, Marry, Quite Contrary (Paper Dolls Ensemble), Operation Wawa Road Trip, Fly Eagles Fly (Tribe of Fools), The Bluest Eye (u/s, Arden Theatre Company), All’s Well That Ends Well (UPenn), No Exit (Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Limelight Theatre Company) Tour: Peter Rabbit Tales (Enchantment Theatre Company), Devised: Naked Knotted Neurons (UPenn Players ). An experienced deviser, she has also premiered works with Tribe of Fools, Paper Doll Ensemble, and the UPenn Players, the latter of which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

UCSD credits

Limp Wrist on the Lever

In the Red and Brown Water

Twelfth Night

Farside (WNPF '21, audio play)

Town Hall (virtual)


BA in Theatre Arts, University of Pennsylvania