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Makambe K. Simamba


Makambe K Simamba is a multiple award-winning playwright and actor.

SOULPEPPER 2024: Three Sisters

OTHER THEATRE: THE FIRST STONE (New Harlem Productions), SERVING ELIZABETH (Thousand Islands Playhouse), GIANT (Ghost River Theatre), WINNERS AND LOSERS (Chromatic Theatre), Bea (Sage Theatre), inVISIBLE (Handsome Alice Theatre) and SIA (Pyretic Productions).

FILM & TELEVISION: On screen, she can be seen in projects such as STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS for Paramount+, TITANS for Max, TRUE DATING STORIES for CBC Gem, GRAND ARMY for Netflix and more. As a playwright, her solo work includes the multiple Dora Award-Winning OUR FATHERS, SONS, LOVERS, AND LITTLE BROTHERS, A CHITENGE STORY and MAKAMBE SPEAKS. Her works in progress have been supported by The Stratford Festival, Banff Playwright’s Lab, Downstage Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects, b current performing arts, Citadel theatre, Obsidian Theatre, and Green Thumb Theatre. Makambe was the 2020/21 Urjo Kareda Artist in Residence at the Tarragon theatre, and the co-host of Cahoots Theatre’s Blackstage Pass Podcast.

Makambe’s intention is to be of service through her ability to tell stories.