Michael Ofori

Visiting Lecturer in Film Media Theater

Michael Ofori teaches acting as well as various other courses in interdisciplinary arts and African theater and performance. As well as directing at Rooke Theatre, Michael enjoys drumming with the Five College West African Music Ensemble. He has performed with several regional theaters and international groups including The Front Porch Arts Collective, New Repertory Theatre, Company One Theatre, Azaguno Inc. and the Kumasi Center for National Culture (Ghana). His research and creative interests include actor training, contemporary trends in African theater and performance, transatlantic Black performance aesthetics, directing and experiments in interdisciplinary collaborations.

Recent Campus News

“Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine,” poster

Live theater returns to Mount Holyoke

Mount Holyoke’s first production of the academic year marks a return of live theater to campus.

Michael Ofori

A moment with: Michael Ofori

Mount Holyoke College’s Michael Ofori, visiting lecturer in the film music theater department, recently directed “Language of Angels” at the College. 

Much Ado About Nothing

The show must go on

Mount Holyoke’s Department of Film, Media, Theater is continually adapting to overcome the challenges of COVID-19.

Michael Ofori, center right, and Faith Conant, right, drum with students as part of the final drumming, dancing and singing performance of their classes.

Joint performance brings a twist to tradition

Classes from Mount Holyoke and the Five College West African Music Ensemble joyfully performed together, featuring drums, dance and music.

Guest artist Mohammed Alidu, center, demonstrates a rhythm on the calabash to students.

African drum and dance class collaboration

Mount Holyoke’s Michael Ofori has teamed with director of the Five College West African Music Ensemble and guest artists to sing, dance, drum and perform.