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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, Artistic Director HIP HOP THEATER FESTIVAL. League of Women in Theater Award recipient. MEMBER OF SSDC. BFA, Howard University.

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Kamilah Forbes Productions

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

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The Apollo Launches Digital Learning Hub To Amplify Black Stories And Engage Educators

The Apollo has launched Apollo Stories, a collaborative digital learning hub that connects middle and high school educators and students across the country. Explore identity, community activism, cultural exchange, and artistic expression through lesson plans and workshops.

The Prince Fellowship Reveals 2023 Fellows

The Prince Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, has revealed that Maxwell Beer has received The Prince Fellowship and Amy Marie Haven has received the Prince/TTLP Fellowship.

Photos: First Look At HIPPEST TRIP �" THE SOUL TRAIN MUSICAL At American Conservatory Theater

Get a first look at the world premiere of Hippest Trip – The Soul Train Musical, now performing at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater through Sunday, October 8, 2023. See photos of the production!

HIPPEST TRIP �" THE SOUL TRAIN MUSICAL Extends At American Conservatory Theater

Due to extremely strong ticket demand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced the extension of Hippest Trip — The Soul Train Musical, the Broadway-bound musical based on the iconic TV show that brought Black music, dance, and style into every living room in America, performing at A.C.T.'s Toni Rembe Theater (415 Geary St., San Francisco).

New York Theatre Workshop Reveals 2023/24 Season 2050 Administrative Fellows & Producing Fellow

Find out what's in store for New York Theatre Workshop's 2023/24 season as they announce their lineup and introduce the 2050 Administrative Fellows. Get a sneak peek into the productions and meet the talented individuals who will contribute to the success of the theater.

Photos: HIPPEST TRIP- THE SOUL TRAIN MUSICAL Prepares For Its World Premiere!

See first look photos from rehearsals for the world premiere of Hippest Trip – The Soul Train Musical at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater.

The Apollo Theater Reveals Exciting Lineup for Fall 2023 Season

Don't miss out on the exciting lineup of shows happening this fall at The Apollo Theater. From electrifying performances to unforgettable experiences, discover the must-see shows coming to The Apollo. Plan your visit and immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of this iconic venue.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation is Accepting Nominations For the 2023 Zelda Fichandler Award

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announced that nominations for the Zelda Fichandler Award, for a director or choreographer who is transforming theatre in the Eastern Region, are now being accepted through August 21, 2023.  

Quentin Earl Darrington, Amber Iman & More to Star in HIPPEST TRIP �" THE SOUL TRAIN MUSICAL at A.C.T.

Get all the details about the world premiere of HIPPEST TRIP — THE SOUL TRAIN MUSICAL at A.C.T., featuring Quentin Earl Darrington and an incredible cast. Experience the magic of Soul Train as this musical takes you on a journey through its legendary music and cultural impact.

Jordan E. Cooper, Michael R. Jackson, Christine Toy Johnson & More Named to 2023-2024 Tony Awards Nominating Committee

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has revealed the Nominating Committee for the 2023-2024 Broadway season.

The Lorraine Hansberry Initiative Names Inaugural Recipients of the Hansberry Lilly Playwright Fellowship

The Lillys, under the leadership and vision of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and The Lillys Executive Director Julia Jordan, have named the inaugural recipients of the Hansberry Lilly Playwright Fellowship.

The Apollo and Ta-Nehisi Coates to Present Inaugural Festival of Arts & Ideas in October

The Apollo and Ta-Nehisi Coates, Apollo’s Master Artist in Residence will be launching [at] The Intersection, The Apollo’s Festival of Arts & Ideas.

Lorraine Hansberry Statue Will Be on Display in Los Angeles This Summer

Today, The Lorraine Hansberry Initiative announced their plans for programming in Los Angeles that will take place during the summer, including two special installations of sculptor Alison Saar’s statue of Hansberry at Gloria Molina Grand Park from June 14th – June 30th and at the A C Bilbrew Library from July 7th – July 31st.

Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and Jonelle Procope Will Be Honored At The Apollo Spring Benefit

The Apollo announced this year's Spring Benefit honorees. The historic organization's largest annual fundraising event will return on Monday, June 12, 2023 themed “The Next Movement”.

Complete Company Set for LIZARD BOY New York Premiere at Theatre Row

Prospect Theater Company has announced the complete company for the New York premiere of the award-winning new indie-rock musical Lizard Boy. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Applications Now Open for 2023 Prince Fellowship

The Prince Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announced that applications are now open for the 2023 Fellowship program.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Six Recoups, Government Funding Shifts in Australia and Canada

Governmental funding shifts continue around the globe as governments reveal their latest budget proposals - often with some form of a decrease of support for the creative economy as these countries wind down the support they offered at the height of the pandemic.

Broadway Aimed HIPPEST TRIP �" THE SOUL TRAIN MUSICAL & More Set for A.C.T. 2023/24 Season

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the productions that will make up the company’s 2023/24 season. See the lineup, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Get to Know the Tony Nominators

This time of year, most know the most important people in the industry are sadly not anyone putting on a show, but rather the Tony nominators. Usually, this is the time that many selected nominators start dropping out, typically because of involvement in an eligible production or failure to see all eligible productions. This season, we’ve so far had very few recusals, so as of now there is a pretty full slate.

The Apollo Season Features Jazz Commission And Hip-Hop Concerts, AFRICA NOW! Festival, And More

As The Apollo gears up for a historic 2023 with the opening of The Apollo's Victoria Theater and the renovation of the Historic Theater, the iconic Harlem nonprofit announced additional upcoming concerts, comedy shows, and educational programs for the winter and spring of 2023.


Kamilah Forbes has been nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play award at the Helen Hayes Awards for her performance in the play "Chain".

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