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Black Oxygen: Malkia Stampley


Founding member of Milwaukee’s Bronzeville Arts Ensemble and Artistic Association with Chicago’s Congo Square Theatre, Malkia Stampley, is currently directing the theatrical performance of The Gift of the Magi for American Players Theatre. In this episode of Black Oxygen Malkia discusses Milwaukee as the place where she began her theatre career, the impact of the pandemic on her craft, and the power of theatre to either heal or harm communities. Towards the end of our conversation, she reminds us to dare to pause and take a moment to breathe and breathe together.