Chuk Obasi


Chuk Obasi is an actor/director, dancer/choreographer, and writer/poet with over ten years of professional experience nationally and internationally. He is also a teaching artist and public speaker, having participated in speaking engagements and artistic residencies on various topics and artistic disciplines at locations across the country. Obasi Holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Geneseo, where he studied communication with a double minor in musical theatre and dance. Obasi currently serves as Artist-in-Residence at Intersections International and Choreographer for STAR Theatre at the Director’s Company. He has also recently worked with the National Dance Institute (Teaching Artist), Village Playback Theatre (Performer), and Galli Theatre (Actor). Recent works include one-man play The Actual Dance (performer); Music concert A Drink with Death (Lyricist) at Feinstein’s/54 Below; Critically acclaimed play Uniform Justice (Playwright/ Director), which he produced at the 2015 NY International Fringe Festival; Award-winning Feature films “The Depths” and “79 Parts” (Actor); And short film Rhubarb (Lead Actor). He has also been recently seen performing original spoken word poetry for the Diamond Empowerment Fund 2016 and 2017 Galas in Las Vegas and at The Declaration Initiative 2016 Conference in Washington, DC. Obasi is also a social justice advocate, with much of his work exploring social themes. He has taught workshops on using art for social justice for colleges, high schools, and professional organizations primarily in the Northeast US region - most recently including Drew University, Fieldston Ethical Culture, Humanities Preparatory Academy, and Girl Be Heard. A New York native raised in the Bronx, Obasi currently resides in Manhattan with his wife and two sons. Twitter: @ChukObasi