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We are flashing back to 2017 when playwright Mfoniso Udofia had two more works grace the NYTW stage, Sojourners & Her Portmanteau. She sat down with Diep Tran to talk about how a creative spiral led her to begin writing the Ufot Cycle, and who exactly she writes her plays for.

August 20, 2019 by Diep Tran for THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Not My Story, But My Story”

Mfoniso Udofia takes a seat on Jim’s couch to talk all things Ufot Cycle, including how the play speaks to the immigrant journey, and what she sees as the future of the movement.

July 15, 2019 by NYTW

FIRST LOOK: runboyrun & In Old Age

After captivating audiences and critics in 2017, NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia returns with another pairing from her powerful nine-part saga, The Ufot Cycle. Let’s take a look at photographs by Marcus Middleton from the first day of rehearsal for runboyrun and In Old Age.

July 2, 2019 by NYTW