Nambi E. Kelley - playwright
NAMBI E. KELLEY: Award-winning playwright Nambi E. Kelley was chosen by literary legend Toni Morrison to adapt her novel Jazz for the stage (Baltimore Center Stage, Marin Theatre Company). Her adaptation of Richard Wright’s Native Son has played across the country and premiered off-Broadway at The Duke on 42nd Street (The Acting Company).
Nambi is a former playwright-in-residence at the National Black Theatre, Goodman Theatre, and New Victory Theatre. Awards include this year’s NNPN annual commission, the Prince Prize 2019, and a Dramatists Guild Foundation Writers Alliance Grant 2018-19.
Nambi is a staff writer for a new show on Fox and for Showtime’s The Chi.