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I am Makambe

It is my intention to be of service through my ability to tell stories.

Core Principles of My Practice

Create from a place of intention.
Honour my ful
l heritage and spiritual intelligence.
Tell the truth.



Makambe K Simamba is a multiple award-winning playwright and actor. Select stage acting credits include The First Stone (New Harlem Productions), Serving Elizabeth (Thousand Islands Playhouse), GIANT (Ghost River Theatre), Winners and Losers (Chromatic Theatre), Bea (Sage Theatre), inVISIBLE (Handsome Alice Theatre) and SIA (Pyretic Productions). On screen, she can be seen in projects such as Star Trek: Strange New WorldsTitansTrue Dating Stories and more.  


As a playwright, her solo work includes the multiple Dora Award-Winning Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little BrothersA Chitenge Story and Makambe Speaks. Makambe’s works in progress have been supported by The Stratford Festival, Banff Playwright’s Lab, Downstage Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects, b current performing arts, Citadel theatre, Obsidian Theatre, and Green Thumb Theatre. 


Makambe was the 2020/21 Urjo Kareda Artist in Residence at the Tarragon theatre, and the co-host of Cahoots Theatre’s Blackstage Pass Podcast.


Makambe’s intention is to be of service to her community through her ability to tell stories.

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