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Imani Lee Williams

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Raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Imani Lee Williams began her career as a member of Youth Ensemble of Atlanta (YE.A). She received classical training while attending DeKalb School of the Arts. Her recent credits include Jo in Lab Theater’s Southwest Florida premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride. She will appear next in The Crucible. Other credits include Penny Pennywise in TheatreZone’s production of Urinetown and the Vagina Monologues (“My Angry Vagina”). She also has more than a decade of improvisational experience, with the most recent being her membership in Florida State University’s No Bears Allowed.

A consummate professional ever looking for opportunities to improve her already-formidable acting skills, Imani Lee was a member of the Alliance for the Arts’ inaugural CHANGE project, a 9-week acting course that culminated last August in a production of George Wolfe’s edgy The Colored Museum where she brilliantly performed the closing monologue. In the role of fun-loving Topsy Washington, she poignantly encapsulated the raw emotion and generational angst associated with trying to jettison the millstone of slavery and fit into white American society and culture.

“Participating in CHANGE taught me about finding the love in every scene [and] helped me to be more invested, as well as finding the fight,” said Imani Lee at the time. “I have turned from acting to living through the scene.”

Having graduated last fall with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, she’s now seeking to make a name for herself within the Southwest Florida theater community. She’s a very welcome addition.

September 1, 2019.

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