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Kwame Kwei-Armah

1967-Present Day

Born: Hillingdon, London, 1967

Biography

Kwame Kwei-Armah is an award-winning British actor, playwright, director and broadcaster. In 2018 he was made Artistic Director of the Young Vic Theatre and from 2011 to 2018 he was previously the Artistic Director of Baltimore Center Stage. As a playwright, his credits include Tree (Manchester International Festival, Young Vic), One Love (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Beneatha’s Place (Baltimore Center Stage), Elmina’s Kitchen, Fix Up, Statement of Regret (National Theatre) Let There Be Love and Seize the Day (Tricycle Theatre). Kwame was Artistic Director for the Festival of Black Arts and Culture, Senegal, in 2010. He conceived and directed the opening ceremony at Senghor National Stadium. He was an Associate Director of the Donmar Warehouse and has served on the boards of the National Theatre, Tricycle Theatre, and Theatre Communications Group. Kwame was the Chancellor of the University of the Arts London from 2010 to 2015, and in 2012 was awarded an OBE for Services to Drama.

Productions

Elmina's Kitchen

Elmina's Kitchen

Year: 2003

Staged in: National Theatre; 1963-

Beneatha's Place

Beneatha's Place

Year: 2023

Statement of Regret

Statement of Regret

Year: 2007

Staged in: National Theatre; 1963-

Fix Up

Fix Up

Year: 2004

Staged in: National Theatre; 1963-

Let There Be Love

Let There Be Love

Year: 2008

Staged in: The Tricycle Theatre

Hold On

Hold On

Year: 1999

Staged in: Bristol Old Vic Theatre; 1946

Seize the Day

Seize the Day

Year: 2009

Bitter Herb, A

Bitter Herb, A

Year: 2001

Staged in: Bristol Old Vic Theatre; 1946

Big Nose

Big Nose

Year: 1999

Publications

Kwei-Armah Plays 1: Elmina's Kitchen; Fix Up; Statement of Regret; Let There be Love

Kwei-Armah Plays 1: Elmina's Kitchen; Fix Up; Statement of Regret; Let There be Love

Year: 2009

Publisher: Methuen Drama

Not Black and White: Category B; Seize the Day; Detaining Justice by Bola Agbaje, Kwame Kwei-Armah and Roy Williams

Not Black and White: Category B; Seize the Day; Detaining Justice by Bola Agbaje, Kwame Kwei-Armah and Roy Williams

Year: 2009

Publisher: Methuen Drama

A Statement of Regret

A Statement of Regret

Year: 2007

Publisher: Methuen Drama

Fix Up

Fix Up

Year: 2004

Publisher: Methuen Drama

Elmina's Kitchen

Elmina's Kitchen

Year: 2003

Publisher: Methuen Drama

Beneatha's Place

Beneatha's Place

Year: 2023

Publisher: Methuen Drama

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