MALKIA STAMPLEY (Director) is making her TimeLine debut. Malkia is from Milwaukee, where she attended Marquette University for Theater Arts with internships at Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Skylight Music Theater. She joined Goodman Theatre as BOLD Artistic Producer in 2021, after serving as founding Artistic Producer for Milwaukee Black Theater Festival. She was named a 2022-2023 LORT EDI Mentee and is an alum of Theatre Producers of Color 2022, Broadway for Racial Justice’s Casting Directive Fellowship and University of Chicago and Court Theatre’s Civic Actor Studio (Cohort 5.) Malkia is a co-founder of Bronzeville Arts Ensemble and served as Producing Artistic Director for three seasons. Select directing credits include SHAKESFEST (Chicago Shakespeare), LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL (Farmer’s Alley), THE GIFT OF THE MAGI (American Players), BLACK NATIVITY (Black Arts MKE, three years), STEW (Milwaukee Chamber, Shattered Globe), NUNSENSE (Milwaukee Rep), and FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE (Skylight Music).


Early in the rehearsal process of Boulevard of Bold Dreams, director Malkia Stampley (MS) sat down with playwright LaDarrion Williams (LW) to discuss the inspiration for writing the play, what has made this process so …

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