Georgia Snow of The Stage broke the news that Kwame Kwei-Armah, once his tenure as Artistic Director of Baltimore Center Stage ends this June, will become Artistic Director of The Young Vic in London.
He will be succeeding David Lan, who has led The Young Vic for the past 17 years and will step into the leadership in June, completing Lan’s 2017-2018 season.
Britain has great affection for its British-born citizen, naming Kwei-Armah Officer of The Order of the British Empire in 2012.
He began his stage career as a London actor, and has returned home to direct or to oversee the productions of his plays, notably Elmira’s Kitchen and his Bob Marley musical One Love, Snow reports.
He is currently at Donmar Warehouse, directing The Lady from the Sea, which opens October 12, 2017.