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Kamilah Forbes

 
Bio:
BROADWAY (assistant director): THE MOUNTAINTOP, DEF POETRY JAM on TOUR. Other credits include: WANTED at (PS122), AND HER HAIR WENT WITH HER (NJ REP Theater), SCOURGE (YERBA BUENA). She has worked at: Lincoln Center Theater, Public Theater, Lark Play Development, Arena Stage, Studio Theater, ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
BROADWAY (assistant director): THE MOUNTAINTOP, DEF POETRY JAM on TOUR. Other credits include: WANTED at (PS122), AND HER HAIR WENT WITH HER (NJ REP Theater), SCOURGE (YERBA BUENA). She has worked at: Lincoln Center Theater, Public Theater, Lark Play Development, Arena Stage, Studio Theater, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Associate Director
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Assistant Director

Photos

Kamilah Forbes and Van Dirk Fisher Photo

Kamilah Forbes and Van Dirk Fisher

From: 
Date:
02/13/2020
Kamilah Forbes and Van Dirk Fisher Photo

Kamilah Forbes and Van Dirk Fisher

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Date:
02/13/2020
Van Dirk Fisher, Kamilah Forbes, Alton Fitzgerald White, Vivian Reed Photo

Van Dirk Fisher, Kamilah Forbes, Alton Fitzgerald White, Vivian Reed

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Date:
02/13/2020
Ron Simons, Dr. Indira Etwaroo, Carl Clay, Kamilah Forbes Photo

Ron Simons, Dr. Indira Etwaroo, Carl Clay, Kamilah Forbes

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Date:
10/09/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director

[Broadway, 2013]
Associate Director

[Broadway, 2011]
Assistant Director

Kamilah Forbes Biography

BROADWAY (assistant director): THE MOUNTAINTOP, DEF POETRY JAM on TOUR. Other credits include: WANTED at (PS122), AND HER HAIR WENT WITH HER (NJ REP Theater), SCOURGE (YERBA BUENA). She has worked at: Lincoln Center Theater, Public Theater, Lark Play Development, Arena Stage, Studio Theater, Artistic Director HIP HOP THEATER FESTIVAL. League of Women in Theater Award recipient. MEMBER OF SSDC. BFA, Howard University.

Kamilah Forbes Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play
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Kamilah Forbes News

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) Is Accepting Nominations For The Photo Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) Is Accepting Nominations For The 2022 Zelda Fichandler Award
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announced today that nominations for the Zelda Fichandler Award, for a director or choreographer who is transforming theatre in the Central Region, are now being accepted through July 18, 2022. 

Lynn Nottage & More to Take Part in the Launch of the Lorraine Hansberry Initiative Photo Lynn Nottage & More to Take Part in the Launch of the Lorraine Hansberry Initiative
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2022

Today, The Lillys announced the launch of the Lorraine Hansberry Initiative, which aims to honor the great American playwright and civil rights leader’s legacy while investing in those following in her footsteps.

The Lilly Awards Foundation Announces The Launch Of The Lorraine Hansberry Initiative Photo The Lilly Awards Foundation Announces The Launch Of The Lorraine Hansberry Initiative
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

Today, The Lillys announced the launch of the Lorraine Hansberry Initiative, which aims to honor the great American playwright and civil rights leader's legacy while investing in those following in her footsteps.

Whoopi Goldberg, The Roots, Tyler Perry, Kenan Thompson & More to Take Part in Apollo Photo Whoopi Goldberg, The Roots, Tyler Perry, Kenan Thompson & More to Take Part in Apollo Theater 2022 Spring Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

The¬†Apollo Theater¬†today announced the¬†2022¬†Apollo Spring Benefit, the historic Theater‚Äôs largest annual fundraising event, will return as an in-person event on¬†Monday, June 13,¬†with¬†the theme ‚ÄúThe Renaissance Is Now!‚ÄĚ

Industry Editor Exclusive: Who Are the 2022 Tony Nominators? Photo Industry Editor Exclusive: Who Are the 2022 Tony Nominators?
by Cara Joy David - May 8, 2022

As we focus on the Tony nominations announcement on Monday, you may be wondering ‚Äď who does the nominating? This year over 50% of the announced nominators will not in fact be nominating anyone. There are now only 29 essential players in the Tony nominator pool.

The Apollo Theater, ACO & NBT to Present THE GATHERING: A COLLECTIVE SONIC RING SHOUT Photo The Apollo Theater, ACO & NBT to Present THE GATHERING: A COLLECTIVE SONIC RING SHOUT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

On Saturday, May 7 at 8:00 pm ET live and in-person, three major, mission-aligned organizations-the Apollo and American Composers Orchestra (ACO), with co-curation by National Black Theatre (NBT)- will present The Gathering: A Collective Sonic Ring Shout.

New Black Fest at the Apollo to Launch This Week Photo New Black Fest at the Apollo to Launch This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

 This month marks the launch of New Black Fest at the Apollo, a festival celebrating contemporary Black playwrights from across the nation. On April 22, 23, and 25 at 7pm, audiences will have the opportunity to see original works by 18 playwrights, each commissioned by the Apollo and New Black Fest co-founder Keith Josef Adkins. 

The Prince Fellowship  Applications Are Now Open For 2022 Photo The Prince Fellowship Applications Are Now Open For 2022
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2022

The Prince Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announces that applications are now open for the 2022 Fellowship program.

The Prince Fellowship 2022 Applications Now Open Photo The Prince Fellowship 2022 Applications Now Open
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2022

The Prince Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announces that  applications are now open for the 2022 Fellowship program.

Pre-Broadway SOUL TRAIN, THE HEADLANDS & More Announced for American Conservatory The Photo Pre-Broadway SOUL TRAIN, THE HEADLANDS & More Announced for American Conservatory Theater 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2022

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon and Executive Director Jennifer Bielstein announced today the productions that will make up the company’s 2022/23 season.


Kamilah Forbes Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Kamilah Forbes been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Chain .