Nambi Evelyn Kelley

The Acting Company to Present Nambi E. Kelley’s Native Son and Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure in 2019

The two plays will be performed in repertory at the Duke on 42nd Street in the summer.

Super congratulations to The Gloster Arts Project teaching artist, Nambi E. Kelley,

L-R: Nambi Kelley, Margaret Porter Troupe, Kelvyn Bell, Carlos Uribe, 2015.

who will soon have her play Native Son, based on Mississippi-born Richard Wright’s novel of the same title on the Broadway stage! We are so proud and remember her first visit to Gloster, where she learned about Wright’s home state and where we visited Wright’s home in Natchez with TGAP’s project director and composer/guitarist, Kelvyn Bell, and visual artist, Carlos Uribe, and the Afro-American Museum and learned more about Wright’s childhood.

The children in our summer arts camp have been privileged with Miss Nambi’s gracious presence, her intellectual brilliance, nurturing warmth, and mentoring compassion. We are looking forward to seeing the play in 2019! Break a leg, Miss Nambi!


The Gloster Arts Project is a 501c3 nonprofit that brings arts education and enrichment to children ages 6-18 years old in rural Southwestern Mississippi. Our programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Foundation for the Arts, Values!First Foundation, Drax BioMass, private foundations, and individual donors.  DONATE.