Nehprii Amenii

Nehprii Amenii

Nehprii Amenii is an artist, writer, director, and educator.  As a theatre artist, she has a passion for both puppetry and  grand-scale spectacle. She creates experiences that dismantle the wall between players and audiences aiming to enchant the imagination and inspire new ways of  seeing and thinking. She has created and worked with Penumbra Theatre Company, The Flea, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, The Bushwick Starr, La Mama Experimental Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, The Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre, Bread and Puppet Theatre, and Cirque Du Soleil. After eight years of teaching and staging puppet performances for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Foundation, she now serves their creative consultant. In 2013 she was honored with the Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin Prize for playwriting, for her play Food for the Gods.  Most recently, she was invited as a U.S. delegate for the 2015 Women Playwrights International Conference in Cape Town South Africa. Nehprii Amenii has enjoyed over 17 years of teaching and curriculum development for all ages within the Department of Education,  private institutions, as well as post-secondary education. Nehprii Amenii is founder and Artistic Director of Khunum Productions. She holds a BA in Creative Communications from the University of Minnesota and an MFA in Theatre Production from Sarah Lawrence College.