Lorna Hill is the founder and artistic director of the professional theater company Ujima and teaches at the Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts.
MAKING A MARK
Under Hill's leadership, Ujima seeks to preserve and perform African-American theater while also providing a venue for actors of color from all countries and cultural traditions. In 2011, Hill received the Otto Rene Castillo Award for Political Theatre in recognition of the contributions she has made to innovative and socially challenging theatre.
IN HER OWN WORDS
"The beautiful thing about acting is it's an opportunity to be a better person than the person you were before. It's so good for personal development.... You have to understand another human being to do it right."
Last Updated: 5/7/13