My name is Boluwatife ( Tife ) Kusoro and I am a Nigerian-British writer and performer. I live and work in London but I was born in Lagos, in 1998, and share a birthday with some of my favourite people: Ali Smith, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Marsha P Johnson.
While my creative practice is focused in writing playwriting, screenwriting, and performance, I also write prose and poetry. In 2019, I graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in English Literature and trained as an actor with the National Youth Theatre's 2020/21 Rep Company.
I am drawn to work that is moving, imaginative, and surreal. My work currently explores Black womanhood, community, and coming of age.
My 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). I have also undertaken attachments with Talawa Theatre Company, the Bush Theatre and the Royal Court, and was one of the BBC's 2021 London Voices. I am currently under commission to The Royal Court Theatre as a Jerwood New Playwright and have original film and tv projects in development.
As an actor and performer, I have worked for and with Leeds Playhouse, Talawa Theatre Company, the Bush Theatre, the National Youth Theatre and the BBC Radio Drama Company.