Nehprii Amenii is an artist, writer, director and educator. As a theatre artist, she has a passion for both puppetry and grand-scale spectacle. She creates experiences that dismantle the wall between players and audiences aiming to enchant the imagination and inspire new ways of seeing and thinking.
Nehprii has created and worked with Penumbra Theatre Company, The Flea, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Bushwick Starr, Iati Theatre, La Mama Experimental Theatre, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, The Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre, Bread and Puppet Theatre, and Cirque Du Soleil. Nehprii has enjoyed eight years of teaching and staging puppet performances for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Foundation, before now serving as a creative consultant for the foundation.
In 2010 she received a grant from Downtown Brooklyn Partnership to create an interactive exhibit and Community Arts Center based on her children's book "Memories of the Little Elephant." In 2011 she was sponsored by the International Rotary Club to create a story-telling exhibit in South East India. In 2013 she was honored with the Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin Prize for playwriting, for her play Food for the Gods. Most recently, she was invited as a U.S delegate for the 2015 Women Playwrights International Conference in Cape Town South Africa.
Nehprii Amenii is founder and Artistic Director of Khunum productions. Khunum Productions is in its early phases of development and currently serves as an umbrella company covering the vast array of her creative works ranging from publishing and arts education to event planning and theatrical performance. Nehprii currently uses multi-media arts and story telling to teach english to young immigrants within New York public schools. She holds a BA in Creative Communications, an interdisciplinary degree of Creative Writing, Studio Arts, and Mass Communications from the University of Minnesota. She holds an MFA in Theatre Production from Sarah Lawrence College.