BIOGRAPHY

AMAKA UMEH

Amaka Umeh

Amaka Umeh (she/they) is a Toronto-based performing artist from Calgary, Alberta and Lagos, Nigeria. A graduate of the Musical Theatre Performance Program at the Randolph College for Performing Arts, Amaka has had the incredible fortune of receiving many wonderful opportunities to collaborate with diverse artists in the community. Their work has been generously recognized with a Dora Mavor Moore Award, a Toronto Theatre Critics' Association Award, and two MyEntertainmentWorld Critics’ Pick Award nominations. Amaka also completed the Stratford Festival Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre, Factory Theatre Mechanicals and Toronto Fringe T.E.N.T. Programs. 

Selected credits: Hamlet in Hamlet (postponed Stratford Festival debut), Bobbi Jakes in Hilda's Yard (Foster Festival), Ensemble in Towards Youth (Project:Humanity/Crow’s Theatre), 00 in The Wolves (Howland Company/Crow’s Theatre), Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (High Park), Christa in Beethoven Lives Upstairs (Grand Theatre 100 Schools Tour), Spiker in James and the Giant Peach (Young People's Theatre), Hasana in All Our Yesterdays (Toronto Fringe).