Ito Aghayere

Ito Aghayere recently made her Playwrights Horizons debut as Nyasha in Familiar, Danai Gurira’s critically acclaimed, new play. Ito received her BA from Duke University, and after a short stint at the White House, received her MFA from Columbia University. Recent Off Broadway: The Liquid Plain (Signature Theatre), Three Days To See (Transport Group/NYTW), The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, and Macbeth (Classic Stage Company). Other New York credits: The Obeah Symphony (Billie Holiday Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Classic Theatre of Harlem). TV: “Braindead”, “Orange Is The New Black,” “The Knick,” “Unforgettable,” “Forever.” Film: “Right Song, Wrong Chord.”
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2016 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play Familiar Actor
2 NOMINATED 2016 AUDELCO Award, Supporting Actress Familiar Actor