Director, The Liquid Plain
Other theatres: Regional: Things of Dry Hours, Whipping Man, An Enemy of the People, The Mountaintop (Centerstage-Baltimore); Detroit ’67 (The Public Theater). International: Let There Be Love, Seize the Day (Tricycle Theater, London).
Other credits: Current artistic director, Centerstage-Baltimore; Chancellor of University of the Arts London. Previously, artistic director, the third World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures (Dakar, Senegal). Associate artist, Royal National Theatre of Great Britain. Writer-in-residence, Bristol Old Vic and BBC Radio Drama. Playwright: Elmina’s Kitchen, Fix Up, Statement of Regret (premiered at Royal National Theatre of Great Britain; Elmina’s Kitchen transferred to London’s West End, making Kwei-Armah the first black British playwright to have that honor.)
Awards and honors: Awarded an OBE from Queen Elizabeth II on her Jubilee Honours List for Services to Drama; honorary doctorates from The Open University and the University of East London. Nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award and a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award. Board member of Theatre Communications Group.