Afrikah, they/them, is a Massachusetts-based multicultural theater practitioner with specialities in dramaturgy, management, and arts journalism.
As an alum of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Afrikah received their B.A. in Theater and a certificate in Multicultural Theater, which has influenced their work and collaboration in creating art that intersects community, identity, and education, and sparks dialogue.
Since graduating, Afrikah has worked on multiple projects that focus on intersectional issues, In the Fall of 2019, they were an assistant director & assistant projections designer for Baltimore; focusing on the impact of racism in academia. In addition, they were a production manager for Wrong Answer, an immersive performance art project looking at the … of standardized testing in public school systems that heavily affect marginalized communities.
Expanding their craft in 2020, Afrikah became a fellow of the Front Porch Arts Collective’s Young Critics Program; delving into the world of arts journalism. In 2021, they became a fellow of Jose Solis’s BIPOC Critics Lab, sharpening their skills in arts criticism through various mediums.
As a multicultural theatre maker Afrikah is dedicated to uplifting the voices and stories of communities marginalized by white supremacy, with thoughtfulness, empathy, and care. They believe that theatre is a communal space to reckon with identity, reflection, and healing for both audiences and creative collaborators. From start to finish, the creative process should be insightful and mind expanding as the audience experience, as each story we tell carries lessons we can all benefit learning and growing from.