Okwui Okpokwasili is a Nigerian-American New York-based writer, performer and choreographer. In partnership with collaborator Peter Born, Okpokwasili creates multidisciplinary projects. Their first New York production, Pent-Up: A Revenge Dance premiered at Performance Space 122 and received a 2010 New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award for Outstanding Production. Their second collaboration, Bronx Gothic, won a 2014 New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award for Outstanding Production and toured nationally and internationally. As a performer, Okpokwasili frequently collaborates with award- winning director Ralph Lemon and has worked with Nora Chipaumire, Julie Taymor, Kristin Marting, Young Jean Lee, Richard Foreman and Richard Maxwell.