Malika Oyetimein is a recent transplant to Seattle by way of Philadelphia. She served as Artistic Director of the Philadelphia based Ademide Theatre Ensemble and was a member of the Directors Lab at Lincoln Center Theater. In Seattle, she recently directed Intiman Theatre Festival's production of Bootycandy and was featured in City Art Magazine's 2016 Future List. Select directing credits: Hoodoo Love (Yancy Girl Productions & Ademide Theatre Ensemble), Young Voices (InterAct Theatre Co. & Philadelphia Young Playwrights), and Topdog/Underdog (GoKash Productions). Select Assistant Director credits: Three Penny Opera, Blue Door (Arden Theatre Co.), and A View from the Bridge (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). As a professional teaching artist, Malika has worked with: Seattle Repertory Theatre, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Arden Theatre Co., Mural Arts: Project Home, & Theatre Horizon's Autism Drama Program. Malika is in her third year of the MFA Directing program at the University of Washington School of Drama.