Nambi E. Kelley - playwright
NAMBI E. KELLEY (Playwright). Award winning playwright and actress, Kelley has performed on stages across the world and on television. Nambi most recently served in residence at New Victory Theatre and as a Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellow.
She has penned plays for Steppenwolf, Goodman Theatre, Lincoln Center (Director's Fest), and internationally. Former playwright in residence at the National Black Theatre ( I Am Soul Residency 2017) and Goodman Theatre (Playwrights Unit 2012). Awards include: The Prince Prize 2019 ($25,000), Writers Alliance Grant 2018/19 (Dramatists Guild Foundation, $5000), the Francesca Primus Award 2015, 2018 (finalist), and The Kevin Spacey Foundation Award (finalist). Currently working on an adaptation of Toni Morrison’s Jazz, a play based on the life of Stokely Carmichael (Prince Prize), and a Broadway-bound rolling world premiere of a play based on the life of Dr. Maya Angelou.
Having served on Season 3 as a staff writer on Showtime's The Chi, Nambi is working on several commissions for the stage, and is in development with projects for television/film tba. www.nambikelley.com