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Nambi Evelyn Kelley/ Playwright- Actress **

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N a m b i   E v e l y n  K e l l e y

Nambi has penned plays for Steppenwolf, Goodman Theatre, and Court Theatre

in Chicago, Lincoln Center in New York, and internationally. Most recently, her

adaptation of Native Son was presented to critical acclaim at Court Theatre

with American Blues Theatre and was the highest grossing production in Court

Theatre's 60-year history. Kelley returned to Singapore to perform in her coadaptation

of The Book of Living and Dying that was published in an

anthology of plays in Singapore in 2014, and is working on several commissions

with productions slated in 2016, including a production of her Goodman

commission For Her As A Piano (Fall 2016, Pegasus Theatre). Nambi is also a

professional actress, most recently closing the critically acclaimed Two Trains

Running at the Goodman Theatre, and has been seen on television in Person

of Interest, Madam Secretary, Elementary, and Chicago PD. Nambi

has a BFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University, and an MFA in

interdisciplinary arts from Goddard College. www.nambikelley.com

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