Femi Elufowoju, jr is a international performer-director, freelance producer of Radio Drama for the BBC and Creative Director of Elufowoju jr Ensemble.
He served as Associate Director for Royal Court Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Associate Artist at the Almeida Theatre. He established Tiata Fahodzi, the first ever African national touring theatre company in Britain, which he led between 1997 – 2010. Productions include, Oladipo Agboluaje’s Iya-Ile, (the first wife) which was nominated for an Olivier Award.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was segment director of the Commonwealth Parade on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. His latest directorial ventures include reopening the newly refurbished Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s SouthBank with a special 60th anniversary reading of Chinua Achebe’s masterpiece Things Fall Apart, performed by authors and Nollywood artists and The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, Rotimi Babatunde’s stage adaptation of Lola Shoneyin’s popular novel, which held its world premiere at Ake Festival 2013 and its recent UK premiere at the Arcola Theatre in London.
In 2019, he will be directing the World Premiere of a new Ben Okri play Thunder in the Mountains for Mboka International Festival in The Gambia.
As an actor and performer he has featured in stage productions at the Arcola, Royal Court, Royal National Theatre, New Victory Theatre Broadway, New York and Manchester Royal Exchange. On Television he has featured in BAFTA nominated & award-winning programmes including Borgen, Moses Jones, Wire in the Blood, Little Miss Jocelyn, Sex Education and Enterprice. His films include Mechanic: Resurrection and The Saint.