Kwame Kwei-Armah, an award-winning British playwright, director, actor, singer and broadcaster, was selected as CENTERSTAGE's Artistic Director in February 2011 after a nine-month search. Kwei Armah is well-known to CENTERSTAGE’s audiences through his plays ELMINA’s KITCHEN and LET THERE BE LOVE, as well as a turn as director of THINGS OF DRY HOURS. He serves on the board of The National Theatre and The Tricycle Theatre, both in London. He most recently served as Artistic Director for the World Arts Festival in Senegal, a month-long World Festival of Black Arts and Culture. His first fully programmed season will be the 2012-13 season.