Malika Oyetimein received her MFA from The University of Washington’s School of Drama. She is a member of the Directors Lab at Lincoln Center Theater and is in the cohort of the inaugural New Hope Colony Artist Residency, where she was nominated by stage, television and film director Liesl Tommy. Oyetimein was also Merrimack Reparatory Theatre’s Artist-in-Residence from 2021-2023.
She was featured in Seattle’s City Art Magazine 2016 Future List. Her productions of Bootycandy and Hoodoo Love were nominated for Gregory Awards: Best Production. She is also the co-adapter and director of Dr. Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Book-It Repertory Theatre) which garnered a Gregory Award nomination for Best Director.
Select directing credits: Clyde’s (Arden Theatre Co.), Teenage Dick (Seattle Repertory Theatre), PASSAGE (Boston University), World premiere of White (Theatre Horizon), Fannie Lou Hamer: Speak on it (Merrimack Repertory Theatre), One in Two (Playbill.com), The First Deep Breath (National Black Theatre), The Bitter Game (Wallis Annenberg), White Girl in Danger (University of the Arts/ Polyphone), Eclipsed (Southern Repertory Theatre), Barbecue, Booty Candy (Intiman Theatre Festival), And In This Corner: Cassius Clay (Seattle Children’s Theatre)