Bean Soup Times Contributor Lorri Stacker talks with him about working with Phylicia Rashad, theatre, the Black community and how the Nashville native is he's coping in the cold city of Chicago.
Immediate Family runs thru Aug. 5 at Goodman Theatre
Kamal Angelo Bolden who plays Tony in Immediate Family, a play written by Paul Oakley Stovall and directed by Phylicia Rashad, was recently seen as “Black Man/Actor 2” in the world premiere of We Are Proud to Present... at Victory Gardens Theater.
Since leaving Nashville for Chicago three years ago, Kamal has originated the roles of “Jackie Robinson” in the Chicago Children's Theatre's world premiere of Jackie and Me, and “Chad Deity” in Victory Gardens Theatre's world premiere of the Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity.
He has also worked with Court Theatre (Home), Actors Theatre of Louisville (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity) and won a Black Theatre Alliance Award for Best Leading Actor for his work in Athol Fugard’s The Island at Remy Bumppo Theatre.
Kamal has appeared in many independent films, commercials, and television shows. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration-Entrepreneurship from Bradley University and is an artistic associate with Erasing the Distance.