Malkia Stampley dares to say yes to her dreams

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Malkia Stampley, born and raised in Wisconsin, received her theater training at Marquette University. Malkia returned to Milwaukee after working in New York and Chicago and co-founded Bronzeville Arts Ensemble, focused on illuminating the Black experience in America through theater. An advocate for diversity and inclusion, Malkia has presented at the Midwest Arts Conference, Allied Wisconsin Theater Educators Conference and a host of panels and serves on several committees and boards as an arts representative. She recently made her directorial debut with “Project: Black Lives” which premiered at Milwaukee’s Fringe Festival and Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity and co-produced Aishah Rahman’s The Mojo and the Sayso. Malkia balances her performance, directing, producing and teaching careers while raising her three children with husband, actor Chike Johnson.

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