EXCLUSIVE: MaameYaa Boafo is set as a series regular opposite Jimmy Smits and Caitlin McGee in NBC’s legal drama pilot Bluff City Law (working title) from The Brave creator Dean Georgaris, David Janollari, Michael Aguilar and Universal TV. Co-created by Georgaris and Aguilar and written by Georgaris, Bluff City Law is a character-driven legal drama that follows the lawyers of an elite Memphis firm that specializes in the most controversial landmark civil rights cases. Led by legendary lawyer Elijah Strait (Smits) and his brilliant daughter, Sydney Keller (McGee), they take on the toughest David-and-Goliath cases while navigating their complicated relationship.
Boafo will play Briana Logan, a private investigator who works for Elijah’s firm.
Boafo won the Drama Desk award, and was just nominated for the Los Angeles Drama Circle Award for best actor for her play School Girls; or the African Mean Girls Play. She also received a Lucille Lortell Award nomination for the play. She’s repped by UTA, Atlas Artists and Frankfurt Kurnit.
Deadline article by Denise Petski
Thank you Lia Chang for this interview! A Conversation with MaameYaa Boafo, Star of “School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play”
May 6, 2018 in New York City
It's official, we're a hit and have been extended twice! Get your tickets http://www.mcctheater.org
Thank you The New Yorker for this write up! https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/04/the-mean-girls-of-ghana #sdg
MaameYaa and Dennis A. Allen will be performing at the Samuel French Awards honoring Keith Josef Adkins, playwright and artistic director of The New Black Fest, for the Impact & Activism in the Theatre Community award. Sarah Ruhl, Michael Koonan and Christopher Dimond will also be among this year's recipients. Other live performers will include Tony Award winner Laura Benanti , Tony nominee Kathleen Chalfant and more.
As a first time performer at MCC Theater's PlayLabs series, MaameYaa stars in this HILARIOUS play written by Jocelyn Bioh, who made it on the Kilroy’s “The List” a second year in a row!
Tickets on-sale now are $15, and include a post-reading discussion and reception with the artists and MCC leadership. For tickets and more info, click here
Press Release from Broadway World
Harlem9 presents the Obie Award-winning "48HOURS IN... HARLEM" - a twist on the traditional 24-hour play festival. This event marks the 4th year of the collaborative Harlem9, bringing together 6 playwrights, 6 directors, and 18 actors to re-conceive classic plays from the African Diaspora over the course of one weekend in Harlem.
48HOURS IN...HARLEM culminates in a final presentation on Sunday, August 14, 2016. This one night only event has two performances this year, 7pm and 9:30pm at National Black Theatre. Participating artists' details are below. Tickets are now on sale: $25 in advance by calling 1-800-838-3006 or by visiting www.48hours6.bpt.me. A LIMITED number of Cash Only Tickets will also be available at the door for $30. National Black Theatre is located at 2031 5th Avenue @125th Street.
MaameYaa will be performing in The National Black Theatre‘s upcoming benefit production of Un-Tamed: Hair, Body, Attitude directed by Elizabeth Van Dyke and Kaia Calhoun. She will be playing Tiwa in Jocelyn Bioh's play White-N-Luscious and Dymond Milburn in Nikkole Salter's PEACE OFFICER PRIVILEGE
March 24 – 28, 2016
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday at 7:30 p.m.;
Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, March 27 at 4 p.m.
National Black Theatre @ 2031 5th Avenue
Between 125th and 126th street
New York, NY 10035
For more details, CLICK HERE
January 24, 2016 marks the premiere of the second season of An African City. Penned as Africa's answer to 'Sex & the City' by CNN and BBC, MaameYaa leads the cast as Nana Yaa, a journalist who has moved from New York to Accra, Ghana as the latest returnee. She tells her friends it's because of the work opportunities...but could it really be because her first love has also moved back ...and with a new woman at that? This hit sensation has over 1 million viewers on Youtube from season 1 and now season 2 is available on www.anafricancity.vhx.tv