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).