Ibi Owolabi Is a director and collaborator focused on creating theatre that illuminates through unconventional connection. She is the 2022 recipient of the Drama League Stage Directing Fellowship, which, among several new experiences for the next two years, includes her Broadway debut, Cost of Living at Manhattan Theatre Club. The next chapter for Ibi starts with her off Broadway debut with Poof! with the Keen Company and Drama League.

Ibi graduated from Georgia Southern In 2015 with a Theatre degree and directing concentration. She went on to the Actor's Express Directing Internship, and then became the Kenny Leon Fellow at the Alliance Theatre In the same year. During her tenure, she solidified her love of new works by working closely on the Kendeda festival with new playwrights and established directors. She continues to direct as much new work as possible, Including 15 new plays in various stages of development over zoom in our isolated years. 

Ibi has produced for the Weird Sisters Theatre Project, a collective creating work by women and femmes, for everyone. She was named a C4 Leading lady, and 20 of 2020 by ArtsATL.