Amaka Umeh

Hilda's Yard

Amaka made her Foster Festival debut playing Bobbie in Hilda’s Yard (2019).


A graduate of the Randolph College Musical Theatre Performance Program, Amaka has received three Dora Award nominations, one My Entertainment World MyTheatreAward nomination, a Toronto Fringe Patron’s Pick Award and an Honourable Mention in Best of Fringe.

Amaka also completed the Factory Theatre Mechanicals and Toronto Fringe Theatre Entrepreneurs’ Network and Training (T.E.N.T.) Programs.

Selected theatre credits include:


  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare in High Park/Canadian Stage Company
  • James and the Giant Peach, Young People’s Theatre
  • Pets, Shadowland Theatre
  • Twelth Night, Classical Theatre Project
  • Munsch Mash, Solar Stage