Kamilah Forbes

New York, NY

Kamilah Forbes is an award-winning director and producer for theater and television. She currently serves as the executive producer at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. She is committed to the development of creative works by, for, and about the hip-hop generation. A proud Howard University alum, Forbes has won awards for both directing and producing, including the 2019 NBTF Larry Leon Hamlin Producer Award and an NAACP Image Award. Directing credits include By the Way, Meet Vera Stark written by Lynn Nottage, Blood Quilt written by Katori Hall, and Sunset Baby written by Dominique Morisseau. She has also worked closely with Kenny Leon on The Wiz Live, A Raisin in the Sun, Mountaintop, and Stick Fly on Broadway. Forbes’ most recent directorial work for television is HBO’s Between the World and Me.