Ayodele "WordSlanger" Nzinga is the founder and director of the Lower Bottom Playaz, a West Oakland theater company. She is a poet, activist, performance artist, and much more! She is the only director in the world to direct the August Wilson Century Cycle in Chronological order. She produced Oakland's first Black Arts Theater Festival. She was recognized by Theater Bay Area as one of the 40 faces that changed the face of theater in the Bay Area. She was awarded for Excellence in Arts Leadership by Alameda County Arts Commission, She was inducted into the Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame in 2017.
Her blog is http://www.anzinga.com
Other sites of interest:
Wordslanger performance at the Black World Theater