Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Nafeesa Monroe

 
Birth Place:
United States
Bio:
Nafeesa Monroe has been a professional film, television and stage actress for over twenty years in Los Angeles, New York, and DC. Credits include: Off-Off Broadway: Backhouse Theatre Co.: Hello Herman (Sheyla Duvall). Regional: Folger Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar (Soothsayer/Artimedorus); ... (read complete bio)
TweetTWITTER WATCH

@nafeesamonroe - 4/22/20 07:06pm Friends, in just an hour I'll be a part of this talented group of folx performing live from our homes in an online… https://


@nafeesamonroe - 3/22/20 06:03pm Y'all...I REALLY don't understand ig & fb stories. I don't get how to see, like, post, etc. And I'm actually pretty… https://


MORE TWEETS
 

Birth Place: United States

Bio:
Nafeesa Monroe has been a professional film, television and stage actress for over twenty years in Los Angeles, New York, and DC. Credits include: Off-Off Broadway: Backhouse Theatre Co.: Hello Herman (Sheyla Duvall). Regional: Folger Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar (Soothsayer/Artimedorus); ... (read complete bio)
 

Photos

Nafeesa Monroe, Michelle Beck Photo

Nafeesa Monroe, Michelle Beck

From: 
Date:
09/24/2019
 

Nafeesa Monroe Biography

Nafeesa Monroe has been a professional film, television and stage actress for over twenty years in Los Angeles, New York, and DC. Credits include: Off-Off Broadway: Backhouse Theatre Co.: Hello Herman (Sheyla Duvall). Regional: Folger Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar (Soothsayer/Artimedorus); Annapolis Shakespeare Company: Hamlet (Gertrude); Shakespeare & Company: Love’s Labours Lost (Rosaline); Mother Courage (Yvette). Paradise Theatre: Byron’s Don Juan (Hadee), Three Sisters (Olga). Shakespeare Thtr Co./ACA: King Lear (Goneril), The Malcontent (Emilia). L.A. Women’s Shakespeare: As You Like It (Jacques de Boys). Theatreworks: Miami Lights (Cookie). Robey Theatre Co.: For the Love Of Freedom Parts 1-3 (Gold / Letitia). Film/T.V.: Gridiron Gang, HBO’s Def Poetry, The Bold and the Beautiful, I’m Through with White Girls, and Jamie Foxx Show.

As a spoken word artist, Nafeesa has opened for Jewel, appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry, and performed alongside bestselling author Neale Donald Walsch. She has been featured in magazines like Ave, and Sister 2 Sister, and graced the cover of the Long Beach View. She is a graduate of The Meisner School of Acting and received her MFA from The Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University. Nafeesa’s one woman show “The Journey to Becoming Super Woman,” premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland to four star reviews and has traveled to universities and theatre festivals throughout the U.S and the U.K.

Nafeesa is a mastered martial artist and also works as a Stage Violence Designer and stage combat instructor for all ages. Most recently she designed the on stage violence for The Duchess of Malfi and Winter’s Tale performed in rep in Washington, DC.

As the founder and artistic director of Classics In Color: A Theatre Company, Nafeesa hopes to bring her decades of experience to a new vital company focused on inclusion especially in the works considered classics.




Nafeesa Monroe News

CYRANO DE BERGERAC to Return to the Shaw Festival Photo CYRANO DE BERGERAC to Return to the Shaw Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2022

Everyone’s favourite lovelorn duellist is returning to the Shaw Festival. The Chris Abraham-directed, Kate Hennig-adapted Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand’s tale of unrequited and selfless love, begins previews Sunday, March 20 at the Royal George Theatre.

Casting And Creative Teams Announced for Shaw Festival's 60th Anniversary Season Photo Casting And Creative Teams Announced for Shaw Festival's 60th Anniversary Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2022

Artistic Director Tim Carroll has announced casting and creative teams for the Shaw Festival’s 60th anniversary season.

Shaw Festival to Present OUTDOORS @ THE SHAW - A Fresh Air Summer FĂŞte Photo Shaw Festival to Present OUTDOORS @ THE SHAW - A Fresh Air Summer FĂŞte
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2021

Artistic Director Tim Carroll and the Shaw Festival have announced Outdoors @ The Shaw, a series of concerts and events scheduled to take place from July 10 to October 9, 2021 on the grounds of the Festival Theatre and Royal George Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. 

Shaw Festival Announces Casting and Creative Teams for 2021 Main Season Productions Photo Shaw Festival Announces Casting and Creative Teams for 2021 Main Season Productions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2021

Artistic Director Tim Carroll has announced casting for the Shaw Festival’s upcoming productions of Charley’s Aunt, Flush, The Devil’s Disciple, Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse, A Short History of Niagara and Trouble in Mind.

BWW Review: TOP GIRLS at American Conservatory Theatre Photo BWW Review: TOP GIRLS at American Conservatory Theatre
by Tim Sullivan - Oct 1, 2019

With exceptional direction, a brilliant and moving cast, and a script that is painfully relevant, this Top Girls is top-notch.

Photo Flash: First Look At Caryl Churchill's TOP GIRLS At A.C.T.'s Geary Theater Photo Photo Flash: First Look At Caryl Churchill's TOP GIRLS At A.C.T.'s Geary Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2019

Top Girls performing at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater now through Sunday, October 13, 2019. 

A.C.T. Kicks Off the 2019â€"20 Season with Caryl Churchill's TOP GIRLS in September Photo A.C.T. Kicks Off the 2019â€"20 Season with Caryl Churchill's TOP GIRLS in September
by Sarah Hookey - Aug 8, 2019

Tony Award winner and American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon announced today the full cast and creative team for Caryl Churchill's Top Girls, opening A.C.T.'s 2019a?"20 season.

BWW Review: A Riveting SWEAT at Pioneer Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: A Riveting SWEAT at Pioneer Theatre Company
by Blair Howell - Apr 4, 2019

Pioneer Theater Company stages a riveting SWEAT. The production is more than worthy of the drama's credentials as a 2017 Best Play Tony nominee and winner of the year's Pulitzer Prize.

BWW Interview: Mary B. Robinson Directs the 'Fascinating, Thought-Provoking and Enlig Photo BWW Interview: Mary B. Robinson Directs the 'Fascinating, Thought-Provoking and Enlightening' Pulitzer Prize-Winner SWEAT at Pioneer Theatre Company
by Blair Howell - Mar 22, 2019

Mary B. Robinson, director of SWEAT at Pioneer Theatre Company, says the Pulitzer Prize-winner contains 'nine characters [that] are created with empathy and humanity, demonstrating the 'curiosity not judgment' mantra of Playwright Lynn Nottage.'

SWEAT Runs March 29 Through April 13 At Pioneer Theatre Company Photo SWEAT Runs March 29 Through April 13 At Pioneer Theatre Company
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 18, 2019

Salt Lake City Pioneer Theatre Company presents Lynn Nottage's award-winning drama, Sweat, in its Utah regional premiere, running Friday, March 29 April 13, 2019.