Oluchi Nwokocha is an actor, writer and director. She earned her Bachelor’s in Arts in Theatre with
a minor in African-American Studies from San Jose State University. After graduating
from SJSU, she was hired as an Outreach and Education Associate at the San Jose Repertory
Theatre. She then went on to pursue her Master’s in Fine Arts in Acting from the University
of Florida. While at UF, she studied and perfected her teaching pedagogy in Stanislavski,
Chekhov, Alexander Technique, and Lessac for Voice and Speech. She also worked for
the New York Film Academy’s Orlando chapter teaching acting for the camera to middle
and high school students. Upon graduating, she moved to New York City to fully immerse
herself in the acting world. While there she worked as a House Manager with Second
Stage an Off-Broadway theatre Company. She is a proud company member of Red Ladder
Theatre Company where she teaches improv to incarcerated men and women.
Oluchi is a professional actor here in the Bay Area. She has previously been seen on the stages of Marin Shakespeare Company, San Jose Stage, and African-American Shakespeare Company. Upcoming she will grace the stages of Custom Made Theatre and Shotgun Players. Her written work will be a part of the upcoming Bay Area Theatre Women’s Festival: Women of Color Series. She is excited to return home to where it all started.