Femi Euba | LSU African & African American Studies

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Femi  Euba 

Alumni Professor  - English, Theatre

Phone: (225) 578-2863

Fax: (225) 578-4135

E-mail: theuba@lsu.edu

Office: 223-F Allen Hall


Bachelor's Degree: BA

Master's Degree: M.A. (Afro-American Studies) - Yale Graduate School MFA (Playwriting & Dramatic Literature) - Yale School of Drama

PhD: (Literature) - University of Ife-Ife, Nigeria

Area of Interest

Comparative Black Drama & Theatre; Creative Process; Ritual Process

Recent Courses Taught

  • Black Drama and Theatre
  • Seminar in Black Drama & Theatre (Graduate)
  • Seminar and Classical Drama (Graduate)
  • Writing Drama

Awards & Honors

2002, Arts Ambassador, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 2002
1997, LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award, LSU, 1997
1993, Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival: Directing Colloquium
1993 KC/ACTF Award:  Best production Sizwe Bansi is Dead (Athol Fugard)
1993 Directors' Choice Regional Competition (Lubbock Texas)
1992 Directors Choice; Critics Choice: State Competition (Ruston, LA)


2002, Arts Council Greater Baton Rouge.  Production: The Tropical Breeze Hotel.  $8, 496
2001  ETANT DONNE. Production: The Tropical Breeze Hotel.  $12,000
1995 LA Board of Regents. Co-Coordinator; Reader LSU Theatre Playwriting Contest. $31,000
1993 LA Board of Regents.  Co-Coordinator; Reader. LSU Theatre Playwriting Contest. $28,000

Selected Publications


  • Poetics of the Creative Process an Organic Practicum to Playwriting MD:  University Press of America, 2005
  • Archetypes, Imprecators and Victims of Fate:  Origins and Development of Satire in Black Drama. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1989


  • The Gulf, a full-length play (Nigeria:  Longman Ltd., 1991)

Contributions in Journals and Books

  • “Legba and the Politics of Metaphysics:  The Trickster in Black Drama,” Black Theatre Ritual, Performance in the African Diaspora, ed.  Paul Carter Harrison, et al. Philadelphia:  Temple University Press, 2002

Other Notable Activities:


  • 2005 The Tempest (Shakespeare) LSU Theatre, at the Reilly, Baton Rouge, LA
  • 2004 Death and the King’s Horseman (Soyinka). Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2003 Tropical Breeze Hotel (Maryse Conde) Reilly Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA
  • 2001 Alcestis (Euripides) LSU Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA
  • 1999 Hedda Gabler (Ibsen) LSU Theatre
  • 1998 The African Company Presents Richard III (Brown) LSU Theatre Acting

Acting in Film

  • 1985 "Chief Mujeyo" in Blues for a Prodigal, written and directed by Wole Soyinka.

Acting on Stage

  • 2002 “Chieftain,” in Oyedipo in Kolhuni, Wole Soyinka’s adaptation of Sophocles’ Oedipus and Colonus, Univ. of Nevada, LV;  Delphi, Greece
  • 1975-80 "Pamphillion," in Dream on Monkey Mountain (Derek Walcott) Hartford Stage Company.
  • "Von Lieres," in The Biko Inquest (J. Blair and N. Fenton) University of Ife, Nigeria.     Lincoln Center, New York, USA.