Camille Simone Thomas is still looking for a concise way to define the identities that matter most to her.
She’s a fifth generation native Detroiter
A fourth generation Black college graduate
A third generation way maker
A second generation oldest daughter of an oldest daughter
And a half first generation Jamaican - American
Maybe one day she’ll have a neater way to say that but being messy also defines who she is. Camille is a creative actor,writer, deviser and sometimes producer who believes it is her duty and her honor to tell the stories of all the various generations contained inside of her.
She’s an associate artist with Sanguine Theatre company, and recent cohort member of Moxie Arts Incubator as a producer. She is an alum of Broadway Advocacy Coalitions Artivism course, The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute’s DEAR fellowship ('21) , The Theatre Producers of Color program and a former Acting Apprentice at Williamstown Theatre Festival. A 2023 New Harmony Project Finalist her work has been workshopped with Playwrights Horizons and been featured at Dixon Place, The Obie Award-winning Harlem9 and Detroit Public Theatre Company, The National Women's Theatre Festival, Lime Arts Theatre Company, American Slavery Project, Blackboard playwriting series, The Red Curtain Theatre, and published with The Playground Experiment. IG Camille4reel
As a teaching artist she currently teaches with Manhattan Theatre Club, The Apollo Theatre, Dreamyard and Center for Art Education Partnership with Children