Makambe K. Simamba

Last updated: August 31, 2022

Makambe K Simamba is a Dora Award-winning playwright and actor for her solo work, Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers. Select stage acting credits include Serving Elizabeth (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Winners and Losers (Chromatic Theatre); A Chitenge Story (Handsome Alice); GIANT (Ghost River Theatre); Bea (Sage Theatre); SIA (Pyretic Productions); and inVISIBLE (Handsome Alice).

Makambe is a national award-winning playwright whose work includes Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers, A Chitenge Story, Makambe Speaks, MUD and The Drum Major Instinct. She was the 2020/21 Urjo Kareda Artist in Residence at Tarragon Theatre, as well as co-host of the Blackstage Pass podcast at Cahoots theatre.

Makambe is a proud Zambian whose intention is to be of service through her ability to tell stories.

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Stages of Transformation

This expansive new digital resource brings together artists and creative communities from across so-called Canada to explore the imperatives of abolition movements and their applications to our work in the theatre sector. 

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