Ms.Amenii

艺术家,作家,导演和教育家。作为一名戏剧艺术家,她对木偶戏和大型场景充满热情。她的目标是创造体验,消除玩家和观众之间的隔阂,旨在吸引想象力并激发新的观察和思考方式。她是Khunum Productions的创始人兼艺术总监。

Nehprii创建并与Penumbra Theatre Company,The Flea,Pan Asian Repertory Theatre,Bushwick Starr,Iati Theatre,La Mama Experimental Theatre Company,The Beast of Puppet and Mask Theatre,The Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre,Virginia Stage合作公司,美国舞蹈学院,荷兰音乐节,明尼苏达乐团,面包和木偶剧院以及太阳马戏团。她从Sandy Speiler,Janie Geiser,Dan Hurlin和Peter Schumann那里学到了木偶。 Nehprii已经为Alvin Ailey美国舞蹈基金会进行了超过12年的教学和表演木偶表演,她的作品曾在米勒剧院和新泽西表演艺术中心的舞台上展出。

2010年,她获得了布鲁克林市中心合作社的资助,根据她原创的儿童书籍“小象的回忆”创建了一个互动展览和社区艺术中心。 2011年,她由国际扶轮社赞助,在印度东南部创建了一个讲故事的展览。 2013年,她凭借她的原创作品“为众神食物”获得了斯坦利和伊芙琳利普金奖。 2015年,她被邀请作为美国南非开普敦女性剧作家国际会议的代表。 Nehprii Amenii,是2018年曼哈顿下城文化委员会创意参与奖的现任获奖者。

Nehprii拥有超过18年的教学经验,目前使用木偶,多媒体艺术和讲故事来为纽约公立学校的年轻移民教授英语。她曾在明尼阿波利斯社区和技术学院,莎拉劳伦斯学院和西开普大学任教。 Amenii是Kids Creative Power的创始人和董事,目前在巴拉德研究所和木偶博物馆的咨询委员会任职。她拥有创意传播学士学位,明尼苏达大学创意写作,工作室艺术和大众传播的跨学科学位,以及萨拉劳伦斯学院的戏剧制作硕士学位。

Nehprii Amenii is a Brooklyn based artist, writer, director and educator.  As a theatre artist, she has a passion for both puppetry and grand-scale spectacle. She aims to create experiences that dismantle the wall between players and audiences  aiming to enchant the imagination and inspire new ways of seeing and thinking. She is founder and Artistic Director of  Khunum Productions

Nehprii has created and worked with Penumbra Theatre Company, The Flea, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Bushwick Starr, Iati Theatre, La Mama Experimental Theatre Company, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, The Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, American Dance Institute, The Holland Festival, The Minnesota Orchestra, Bread and Puppet Theatre, and Cirque Du Soleil.  She has learned from and puppeteer with Sandy Speiler, Janie Geiser, Dan Hurlin, and Peter Schumann. Nehprii has enjoyed over twelve years of  teaching and staging puppet performances for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Foundation, where her work has been featured on the stages of Miller theatre and New Jersey  Performing Arts Center. 

In 2010 she received a grant from Downtown Brooklyn Partnership to create an interactive exhibit and Community Arts Center based on her children's book "Memories of the Little Elephant." In 2011 she was sponsored by the International Rotary Club to create a story-telling exhibit in South East India. In 2013 she was honored with the Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin Prize for playwriting, for her original work,  Food for the Gods. In 2015,  she was invited as a U.S delegate to the Women Playwrights International Conference in Cape Town South Africa.  Nehprii Amenii, is  the the current recipient of the 2018 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Creative Engagement Grant. 

Nehprii has enjoyed over 18 years of teaching and currently uses puppetry, multi-media arts and story telling to teach english to young immigrants  within New York public schools.  She has taught at Minneapolis Community and Technical college, Sarah Lawrence College, and the University of the Western Cape. Amenii,  is the founder and director of Kids Creative Power, and currently serves on the advisory committee of the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry.  She holds a BA in Creative Communications, an interdisciplinary degree of Creative Writing, Studio Arts, and Mass Communications from the  University of Minnesota, and an MFA in Theatre Production from Sarah Lawrence College.