Ahamefule J. Oluo

Now I'm Fine

Comedian/musician/captivating storyteller Ahamefule Oluo leads a team of talented musicians in a grand-scale experimental pop opera about keeping it together. Drawing from darkly funny ... More

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Comedian/musician/captivating storyteller Ahamefule Oluo leads a team of talented musicians in a grand-scale experimental pop opera about keeping it together. Drawing from darkly funny personal stories about illness, despair, and regeneration, Now I'm Fine ranges from intimate to epic, featuring a 17-piece orchestra and a spectacular cast of performers including Okanomodé Soulchilde, Samantha Boshnack, Josh Rawlings, Evan Flory-Barnes, D'Vonne Lewis and many more.

 "...a master storyteller who has somehow managed to cram approximately 56 tragic, awkward, hilarious, blistering lifetimes into his 30-odd years." - The Stranger

Filmed at The Moore Theater
Presented by Seattle Theatre Group

  • Performance: December 4th, 2014

  • Venue: The Moore Theatre | Seattle, WA

  • Duration: 120 minutes

  • Posted: Oct 5, 2016

Cast & Credits

Music and stories by Ahamefule J. Oluo
Directed by Ahamefule J. Oluo
Lyrics by okanomodé
Written by Ahamefule J. Oluo and Lindy West
String Variations by Evan Flory-Barnes
Vocals okanomodé
TrumpetsSamantha Boshnack, Scott Morning, Bill Jones
Trombones Naomi Siegel, Nathan Vetter
Horns Josiah Boothby, Kyra Sims
Tuba Jon Hansen
Harp Monica Schley
Rhodes and Piano Josh Rawlings
Bass Evan Flory-Barnes
Drums D'Vonne Lewis
ViolinAlex Guy
ViolaBrianna Atwell
CelloMaria Scherer-Wilson
Set DesignJennifer Zeyl
Lighting DesignBrian Engel
Live SoundMatt Starritt

About The Artist

Ahamefule J. Oluo is a Seattle-based musician, composer, writer, and stand-up comedian. Oluo is a founding member of and trumpet player in the Stranger Genius Award-winning jazz-punk quartet Industrial Revelation, and was featured in City Arts Magazine’s 2013 Future List as one of Seattle’s most promising artists. Oluo has collaborated with such diverse acts as Das Racist, Macklemore, Hey Marseilles, and TacocaT. He was a semi-finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity comedy competition, and co-produced comedian (and writing partner) Hari Kondabolu’s albums Waiting for 2042 and Mainstream American Comic, for Kill Rock Stars. He was the first ever artist-in-residence at Seattle’s Town Hall, and in 2015 he appeared on This American Life and received a Creative Capital Award. In 2016 Oluo was awarded Artist Trust’s Arts Innovator Award, and the performance of his autobiographical musical Now I’m Fine at the Public Theater in New York City was called "dizzying," "engaging," and "grand" by the New York Times.

Photo: Ahamefule J. Oluo by Kelly O.