Oba William King

Oba William King is recognized as one of the most exciting Storytellers of his peer group. Since his debut with the National Association of Black Storytellers at the San Diego conference in 2006, Oba has ignited audiences with his ability to capture their attention and gently release them into the playful realm of rhythm and rhyme. He masterfully combines professional theatrical training with a distinct poetic style. Oba is an entertaining educator sharing the traditional art form, as if it were a sacred gift.

Oba’s history of presenting programs for teen, adult and seasoned adult audiences dates back to 1994 “Breaking Chains” a one-man show at Beatrice Community College in Nebraska. In 1998 Oba received an award nomination for the lead role in Dracula at Lifeline Theatre, in Chicago. His trend-setting presentation of Sound of a Voice, by David Henry Hwang. Oba won the Black Theatre Alliance award-for best lead male actor for his portrayal of Louie in Louie and Ophelia at ETA Theatre also in Chicago, Illinois. “Tall Tales” NABS LIARS Contest Champion.


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