Actor Rotimi Agbabiaka first discovered the theater playing in his mother's closet in Lagos, Nigeria, where he grew up. With each new outfit he tried on, “the possibility I could be anything or anyone was opened to me,” says Agbabiaka, a veteran actor of productions at Cal Shakes, Marin Theatre Company, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and Beach Blanket Babylon.
But after emigrating to the United States as a teenager and pursing an acting career, Agbabiaka encountered an American theater scene that didn't recognize the same endless possibilities for him as a queer, black, immigrant man. In his hilarious one-man play Type/Caste, Agbabiaka exposes the challenges he's faced, reminding us that "our stories create demons, but our stories can also slay demons."
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