Nia Akilah Robinson

Much Ado:Benedick
R&J:Sister Lauren

Nia Akilah Robinson (she/her) is an actress and playwright that received her BFA in Acting from Rutgers University’s, Mason Gross School of the Arts. She has completed the Rutgers Conservatory at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, where she performed in Julius Caesar as Cassius. Before attending Rutgers, she worked under the influence of Rosie O’ Donnell, B.D. Wong, and playwright Regina Taylor in Rosie’s Theatre Kids. Robinson received the 2014 YoungArts New York Scholarship in Acting, where she was mentored by Phylicia Rashad, Rosie Perez, and Bill T. Jones and then directed in performance by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Most recently, she was in the Off-Broadway world premiere of Imminently Yours. And, also has credits with: The Lark, Classical Theatre of Harlem, The Fire This Time Festival, Crossroads Theatre Company, and Negro Ensemble Company. Major thank you’s to my mother, Roger, my family, and God! 
Instagram: @niaakilah__

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