Dr Adedokun R.A.






Remi Ademola ADEDOKUN


Academic and Professional Qualifications

Dip., B.A, M.A, Ph.D (Ibadan





Area of Specialisation

Management, History and Theatre Arts Production



Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.


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Research Projects/Activities


In progress:

  1. Unibadan Theatre Museum and Library: The annexing of the Varsity Amphitheatre to the Department of Theatre Arts challenged Dr. R.A. Adedokun to embark on another innovative research venture titled UNIBADAN THEATRE MUSEUM AND LIBRARY (2009).
  2. The Ivory Tower Playhouse: Is another experimental research work in theatre presentation specially conceived as a patriotic support for the University’s newly established Radio Station – Diamond F.M. 101.1 The Playhouse is producing over five different programmes of varying durations of 5”, 15”, 30”, 1 hour etc. Among the programmes are “Breakfast Theatre”, “Farmers” Forum”, “Yoruba Drama”, “Market Square” etc. A total of over thirty six episodes (36) have been recorded and over twenty (20) transmitted as at the time of writing (April 2010).


Dissertation and Thesis

  1. “The Nigerian Travelling Theatre: A sociological and Management Survey”. (M.A. dissertation, University of Ibadan, 1981).
  2. The Arts Theatre, University of Ibadan, 1955-1985: A study of the Origin and Development of a Theatre Centre in an African University. (Ph.D) Thesis, University of Ibadan, 1993).



  1. Adedokun, R.A. (ed) 2001. Arts Administration in Contemporary Nigeria: Lagos: Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC), National Theatre, Lagos 198 pages. Abstract
  2. Adedokun, R.A. 2007. Community Theatre Practice in Nigeria: A Practical Approach to Theatre for Development in Africa. Ibadan: Samchris Communications. 266 pages Rvsd 2010 Ibadan: Book Wright Nigeria (Publisher) 274 pages. Abstract
  3. Adedokun, R.A. 2007. Theatre Management in Nigeria: University of Ibadan Arts Theatre as Case Study. Ibadan: Merry Maker Educational Publishers. 97 pages. Abstract
  4. Adedokun, R.A. 2009. A Pictorial History of Nigerian Theatre and Dramatists. Ibadan: Kraft Books Ltd. Abstract
  5. Adedokun, R.A. (1993). “From Arts Theatre Playwright to Celebrity” in Chief Wale Ogunyemi at Fifty: Essays in Honours of a Nigerian Actor. Ed. Dapo Adelugba. Ibadan: End Time Publishing House. Pages 5-10.
  6. Adedokun, R.A. (1993). “Indigenous Organization and Development; the case of Ara” in Indigenous Organizations and Development, Blunt P and D.M. Warren (Eds) London: Intermediate Tech. Publ. Ltd. Pages 43-49.
  7. Adedokun, R.A. (2001). Arts Administration in Contemporary Nigeria. Lagos: Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC) (i) “Theatre Administration and Management Procedure” Pages 32 – 55. (ii)     “Repertory Theatre in Nigeria: Origin and Practice” Pages 78-88. (iii)    “Essence of Research in Arts Administration” pages 129-139
  8. (1) Adedokun, R.A. (2008). “Theatre Development at the University of Ibadan” in University of Ibadan Sixty Landmarks. (Eds) Femi Osofisan, Bode Lucas, Michael Aken’Ova. A publication of the Postgraduate School, U.I. Lagos: Concept Publications Pages 67-70. (2) Adedokun, R.A. (2008) “Joel Adedeji 1932 – 2001” in University of Ibadan Sixty Landmarks p. 143-144.
  9. Adedokun, R.A. (2004). “Culture and Environment: The Nigerian Attitudes to Communication Concept and Administration” being paper presented at the Conference of African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) Nigeria Chapter, held at the Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, August 24-27, 2004.
  10. Adedokun, R.A. (2008). “Arts and Sustainable Development: The Community Theatre Approach” in Professor Femi Osofisan International Conference on Performance Proceedings, held at Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, June 17-21, 2008.
  11. Adedokun, R.A., David O. Oamen. “Managing Creative Arts and Cultural Construction for Peace” in Obaf Confab Book of Proceedings edited by Sunday E. Ododo and Charles Bodunde for the International Conference on African Literature and Theatre held at the University of Ilorin Auditorium Main Campus, April 1-4, 2010 pages 103-114. This is published in an International Journal – Journal of U.S – China Foreign Language, ISSN 1539 – 8080 Edited by Elin Peng. Chicago, IL: David Publishing Co.
  12. Adedokun, R.A. Oamen David, 2010. “Current Trend in Managing Story Telling” being paper presented at the institute of BINI Studies International Conference on June 24, 2010 at Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre, Benin City.
  13. Adedokun, R.A. 2010. “Theatre and Nation Building in Nigeria since Independence” being paper presented during the International Conference: Nigeria @ 50: Politics, Society and Development organized by the Department of History, University of Ibadan held at the Conference Centre, University of Ibadan from Sunday 8 August to Thursday, 12 August 2010.
  14. Adedokun, R.A. (2011). African Performing Arts and Nascent Modernism. Paper presented at the 1st Biennial Faculty of Arts International Conference, at the Conference Centre University of Ibadan. June 6-9, 2011.
  15. Adedokun, R.A. (2004). “Perspectives in Nigerian Theatre History: Geoffrey Axworthy-frontliner in Theatre Education and Theatre Professionalism” in Nigerian Theatre Journal. Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 276-283. Abstract
  16. Adedokun, R.A. (2007). “Emerging Paradigms in Nigeria Theatre Architecture” in Ibadan Journal of Theatre Arts Vol. 1, 241-258 (Ed) Matthew Umukoro, Ibadan. Abstract
  17. (i) Adedokun, R.A. (2008). “Technological Evolution and the Economic History of Nollywood” in International Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Scholarship (Special Issue – Motion Picture in Nigeria). (Ed) Onookome Okome. Accra North, Ghana: Deocraft Communications pp. 225-233. Abstract  (ii) Adedokun, R.A. (2008). “Nollywood Films – A Comedy of Errors in Camera and Continuity Interplay” in International Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Scholarship. Pp 259-265. Abstract
  18. Adedokun, R.A. (2008). “Businessmen in the Arts and the Need for the Empowerment of Nollywood Actors and Actresses” in Ibadan Journal of Theatre Arts vol. 2-3 pp 228-238.
  19. Adedokun, R.A. (2008). “Drama, Language and Social Synthesis” Submitted to the Department of English, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos.
  20. Adedokun, R.A. (2009). A Pictorial History of Nigerian Theatre and Dramatists. KRAFT Books Ltd, Ibadan.
  21. Adedokun, R.A. (2001). Theatre Production Handbook: A Guide to Selecting and Producing Plays. Ibadan: Stirling-Horden Publishers (Nig) Ltd. Pp 45. Abstract
  22. Adedokun, R.A. (2004). The Daughters of the Skies (A play). Ibadan: Stirling Horden Publishers (Nig) Ltd, pp. 20.
  23. Adedokun, R.A. (2004). One Step to Paradise (A play) Ibadan: Stirling-Horden Publishers (Nig) Ltd, pp. 16.
  24. Adedokun, R.A. (2005). The Goddess Called Woman (Human Relations Management) Ibadan: Wahab Adetunji Press and Publishers, pp. 29.
  25. Adedokun, R.A. (2005). Religions and World Peace (Human Relations Management). Ibadan: Wahab Adetunji Press and Publishers pp. 25.
  26. Adedokun, R.A. (2006). Theatre Lecture Handbook for Distance Learning – THA 001 Introduction to Theatre. Ibadan: Wahab Adetunji Press and Publishers: pp. 50.
  27. (1) Adedokun, R.A. (2006). “The Contributions of Theatre to Human Development and World Civilization” in Senate Research Grant 2000 project SRG/FA/2000/IB Chief Facilitators – Professor (Mrs.) Grace Aduke Adebayo and Professor Dapo Adelugba Chapter 2 pp. 31-58. (2) Adedokun, R.A. (2006). “Community Theatre in Yorubaland: The Example of Osogbo Township”, in Senate Research Grant 2000 project SRG/FA/2000/IBR: Chapter 3 pp. 59-100.
  28. Adedokun, R.A. (2007). New Generation Poetry: A collection of poems for the youth Ibadan: Samchris Communication, pp. 30.
  29. Adedokun, R.A. (2008). Speaking to Nigeria and Nigerians on Issues of Culture and National Development. (My Newspaper Articles and Community Work) Ibadan: Concept Publication pp. 21.
  30. Adedokun, R.A. (2009) A Pictorial History of Nigerian Theatre and Dramatists Senate Research Grant Project 2006. Ibadan: Concept Publications.
  31. Adedokun, R.A., Uko Atai, David O. Oamen (2011) “Femi Osofisan’s Protreptic in Journal of African Literature and Culture No. 8 The International Research Confederacy on African Literature and Culture. Morrisville NC 27560.