Boluwatife ( Tife ) Kusoro is a Nigerian-British writer and performer. She is based in London but was born in Lagos, in 1998, on the birthday of some of her favourite notable people: Ali Smith, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Marsha P Johnson.
Her creative practice is focused in writing plays for stage, screen and audio, while she also writes prose fiction, personal essays and poems. In 2019, she graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in English Literature and is now training as an actor.
Her first full length works for theatre We Have Sinned (b. 2017) and Fly Home Butterfly (b. 2018) were shortlisted for awards including the Alfred Fagon Award (2017 + 2018) , the Verity Bargate Award (2020), and the Women's Prize for Playwriting (2020). Tife has also undertaken attachments with Talawa Theatre Company, the Bush Theatre and the Royal Court, and is currently developing projects for television and film. She is currently working on her debut play commission.
As an actor and performer, she has worked for and with Leeds Playhouse, Talawa Theatre Company, the Bush Theatre, the National Youth Theatre and the BBC Radio Drama Company.