Monday, February 20, 2017

A look back at 2016...Part 1

The Possibility Project

Khunum Productions was proud to have had the chance to work with The Possibility Project and this powerful group of young people.  who are taking it upon themselves to tell their stories about the "justice system" within this country...and to have had the courage to use their voices, passions, and personal experiences--to write and perform their own show--to inspire change. show opens Wed. March 23rd. heart emoticon
March 23rd -March 26th @ 7:30pm.

Written by The Youth Participants
Directed by Kenny Phillips
Co-Director and Playwriting Coach, Nehprii Amenii

Urban Arts Festival :Story Studio: Telling Stories, Inspiring Lives

May 19, 2016
What a journey.....for the past 9 months...Ive worked with a group of newly arrived immigrant students...helping them to tell and write their stories...and have an opportunity for catharsis And healing...all under the guise of " teaching ESL, art, closing the achievement gap...And differentiating the  New York City Department of Education curriculum...." Of 500 students in the program...4 of mine were selected to perform their stories on the stage of the apollo theater today.....and I don't remember the last time.....if ever..that I personally had to push thru SOOOOO MUCH opposition within a 24hr period of time ... To ensure that this opportunity was ensure that their stories of the first bombs falling in Yemen...a city destroyed And painted red, the journey from el Salvador to new York... immigration police who say they can do whatever they want to 11 year old "illegal" girls crossing the border alone, riding on the tops of trains And walking neck high thru rivers just to be safe in the u.s... could be told and...heard...tonight.... I remember being told..where there is great opposition... Greatness is waiting.... Today was not about me...but Today I maximized the EXTENT of my i was used..all of me...totally...perseverance emptied..
To get them to that theatre and to the not accept any form of no....any barricade of their voice . J. Mendez. F. Isa. D. Isa. S. Al-abdi..I love u...I'm proud of u. U r greatness. May u forever use the power of your tongue to transform the hearts of this world. Including my own.  

Electric Eye Ensemble: Welcome to the Doll Den

Khunum Productions, is pleased to be invited to Design for Electric Eye Ensemble in their devised production of "Welcome to the Doll Den" Directed by Sarah Plotkin.

In Tennessee we meet the  first all girl' radio station, WHER. It's 1968 and they play "music for women," broadcasting from their studio, the Doll Den. But with the sanitation workers on strike, protestors in the street, and garbage piling up all around them, the pristine glass box that is thier studio shatters under the weight of realization. Everyone wears a facade, some are just thicker than others.

Workshop Production @ Dixon Place June 14th 

Reading: Work in Progress of Ms. Abracadabra by Tom Ross

Khunum Productions is Honored to have had the opportunity to work side by side with actor/writer Thomas Ross in the sharing of his work in Progress: Ms. Abracadabra, a family narrative that provides a glimpse into the ancestral wisdom that has survived  within African peoples born in America, and surpasses academic intellect.  June 24 2016 Manhattan Plaza

Friday, December 11, 2015

Final Projects of 2015...

Khunum Productions is rounding out it's final projects of 2015...
it's a pleasure to be working with both the Bushwick Starr and LaMama Experimental Theatre...
let's go! 

  Winner of the 2015 Hola Award 

Written by Alex Vasquez Escano
Directed by Martin Balmaceda 
Featuring: Modesto Flako Jimenez, Mathia Vargas and Sully Bonnelly (ACE 2014 Award Winner)
The Production Team: Stage Manager-Karina Paez; Lighting Designer-Dan Kent; Technical Assistant-Kevin Torres; Supertitles-Fabian Gonzalez; Scenic Designer/Puppet/Object Design and Construction-Nehprii Amenii; Sound and Projection Design-Joshua Langman; Videographer-Bettina Hoffmann; Costume Design-José Luis Morales
Location: The Bushwick Starr theater: 207 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY [between Irving and Wyckoff]
Tickets are $18.00 at the door and $15.00 at


HILDEGARD   (VISION), La Mama Experimental Theatre

Time out New York Critic's Pick


Created and Designed by Gian Marco Lo Forte, Abby Felder and John Sully
Directed by Gian Marco Lo Forte
Written by Abby Felder  
Composed by John Sully
Featured Performers: Marina Celander, Nehprii Amenii, Seth Gilman, Kamala Sankaram, Daniel Diaz, Tali Custer

December 3 - 20, 2015
Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30; Sundays at 2pm

La MaMa First Floor Theater
74A East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $18 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors; ten $10 tickets are available for every performance as part of La MaMa's 10@$10 ticketing initiative (advance sales only)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Ebon Kojo: The Last Tribe

Khunum Productions is pleased to be directing
Ebon Kojo: The Last Tribe as a part of the Charm City Fringe Festival

Sent from a dying earth, General Kojo and Ra-7 have been ordered to “recolor” the barren planet Beta-5. Upon their arrival, Ebon and Ra are confronted with unprecedented realities that transform them both.
This sci-fi tone poem draws from Scott Patterson’s incomparable talent as a pianist and composer. In this one-man show, piano, sound design, and projection are used to tell a fresh story. The Last Tribe challenges popular notions of heroism, morality, beauty and the role of art in society. Through equations of spirit and sound, Patterson weaves together a story of space exploration, environmentalism, father/son relationships and social greed.

Written, Composed and Performed by Scott Patterson
Directed by Nehprii Amenii
Lighting Design by Evan Moritz
Sound Design by Rjyan 
Poster Design by Nick Helton

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Seed Project: Extended!

All are welcome to attend the 

Re-Opening Celebration of The Seed Project!

The celebration will take place this 

Saturday   Oct 17th   7pm! 

The  exhibition will now be on view until October 31st. 
With Special Thanks to :
Artist Assistants: Christian Hambrick and Steve Chiu
Sound Design Collaborator:  Eben Mannes
Volunteers Dwight Kelly, Kamekah Falconer, and Chris Johnson
Creative Comrades Nicole Woo and Patrica Shuford
and to Brianna Lutz and Jimi Gureje for curating these ideas.  

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Seed Project: An Exhibition of Imagery, Words and Sound.

Special Thanks to :
Artist Assistants: Christian Hambrick and Steve Chiu
Sound Design Collaborator:  Eben Mannes
Volunteers Dwight Kelly, Kamekah Falconer, and Chris Johnson
Creative Commrades Nicole Woo and Patrica Shuford
and to Briana Lutz and Jimi Gureje for curating these ideas.  

Friday, September 4, 2015

Adam Szymkowicz: I Interview Playwrights Part 765: Nehprii Amenii

I Interview Playwrights Part 765: Nehprii Amenii

Hometown: Augusta Georiga
Current Town: Brooklyn Ny...

Tell me about the Women Playwrights International Conference
The Women Playwrights International Conference is an event that happens every 3 years. Each year it’s hosted in a different country, from Switzerland, Mumbai, and Philippines. This year it was held at the University of Capetown in  South Africa. Women playwrights from around the world submit scripts in hopes of begin able to share their work with an international audience. A local director  and cast are assigned to work with each script. In addition to the staged readings, there are daily keynote speakers, panel discussions, writing workshops, and evening performances.  This years conference, was scheduled to coincide with the  Grahmstown Arts Festival, which is the largest theatre festival on the African continent, so participants were really inundated with inspiration. It was an honor to share the stage with playwrights from around the world such as Talia Pura of Canada, Fatima Uygun of Scottland,  The Gurilla Girls,   Herlina Syarifuding of Indonesia,  Mumbii Kaigway of Kenya, and more…

...Tell me, if you will, a story from your childhood that explains who you are as a writer or as a person. 

Great question. Ummm… Mud pies.  I remember, I was the best at them.  My friends would make a mud pie what would last for just moments before crumbling. But mine would last for days… weeks even, and stay perfectly round and smooth. I was in Georgia, where the dirt is red. And I remember at 4 years old, trying to explain to my friends “you have to dig really deep until you get to the sticky dirt!” Well, later I realized, I had discovered clay.  (Interesting that also became my first fine arts medium.)  And, I guess, that experience is not different with my writing or who I am. I try to dig really deep down into myself… where things get pretty sticky…and honest. And from that place, I  try to pull up the dirt and turn it into something smooth, refined—beautiful..…and something that can have long lasting impact…. Hahah,  there it is. It’s  all just Mud pies!

Full Interview here

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Goal met. THANK YOU!!!

a silent nod. eyes closed. a wide smile.
hands pressed to heart.
Ladies and Gentleman:
This goal has been met.
((((((((((((((((THANK YOU ( TO THE ) ALL.))))))))))))))))))))

Friday, June 12, 2015

                                                             photo by nehprii

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Oprah's advice

"Responsibility: You are responsible for your art. You are responsible for this moment."

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Taking Food for the Gods to South Africa...

Thank you to everyone so far who has supported Getting Food for the Gods to the Women Playwrights International Conference in South Africa.  The fundraising campaign is still open.  Please click to contribute and thank you for sharing this along!

Food for the Gods is a play about Human Value inspired by the Killings of Black Men in America….written to incite CARE.  
Thank you for supporting this this work. ~nehprii