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Nambi E. Kelley

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NAMBI E. KELLEY is developing multiple projects for Broadway. She received The Prince Prize and an NNPN commission, where her play Re-Memori was presented at WP Theater’s Pipeline Festival in New York City and recently celebrated a world premiere at Penumbra Theatre Company in St. Paul. A former playwright-in-residence at the National Black Theatre, Dramatists Guild, and Goodman Theatre, Nambi was chosen by Toni Morrison to adapt her novel Jazz. Her adaptation of Richard Wright’s Native Son (Sam French, Concord Theatricals) was originally commissioned by American Blues Theater and Court Theatre, and has been produced across the country; Native Son had its New York premiere at The Duke on 42nd Street (The Acting Company, producer). It went on to receive a Drama League nomination (Best Revival) and an AUDELCO Award (Best Production). Most recently, Nambi served as a writer/co-producer on Peacock’s Bel Air.  Previous television credits include: Lady In The Lake, Our Kind of People, and The Chi. Also an award-winning actress, Kelley has been seen on television and has graced stages all across the world.

Bio as of 4/2024

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