Boluwatife ( Tife ) Kusoro is a Nigerian-British writer and performer. She lives in London but was born in Lagos, in 1998, and shares a birthday with 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 with the National Youth Theatre Rep Company.
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 one of the BBC's 2021 London Voices. She is currently under commission to the the Bush Theatre and to the Royal Court as a 2021 Jerwood Playwright. She is also developing original ideas for film and television and is a writer in residence at House Productions.
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.