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 was a 2023 Broadway Advocacy Coalition Artivism fellow where her play “What We Deserve” premiered as a staged reading at MCC theatre. Her plays have been workshopped with Playwrights Horizons, Sanguine Theatre Company, featured with The Obie Award-winning Harlem9 and Detroit Public Theatre Company, Dixon Place, The National Women's Theatre Festival, Lime Arts Theatre Company, American Slavery Project, and Blackboard playwriting series. She was a 2023 New Harmony Project finalist, 2023 Catskills Creative Residency finalist, a 2023 Van Lier New Voices Fellowship Semi-finalist and a 2022 Art House Inkubator Finalist. She’s an associate artist with the Sanguine Theatre company. She’s had fellowships with The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute’s DEAR fellowship and The Theatre Producers of Color program.