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Andrea Ambam is a politically-engaged storyteller whose work interrogates the art's potential for movement-building and transformative justice.

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Andrea Ambam is a performance artist and writer whose roots sprout from Cameroon. As a politically-engaged artist who believes in the art’s potential for movement-building and transformative justice, Andrea puts narrative to use, creating theatrical experiences that world bend and record truth.


 Currently, Andrea is a New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Artistic Fellow and the Programming Manager at Level Forward, where she hosts the Anthem Award-winning podcast and third space, More To Talk About. She has developed her multi-hyphenated practice as a Playwrights Realm Writing Fellow, a Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) Artist-In-Residence, an Artistic Fellow with Signature Theatre, a Writing As Activism Fellow with PEN America, an Artivism Fellow with Broadway Advocacy Coalition (BAC), an Artist-in-Residence for Anna Deavere Smith, an EmergeNYC Fellow, and as a competitive public speaker/performer where she was been awarded 10 national championships including "Top Speaker in the Nation'' three times, and gone on to debate conservative pundits on live TV.  


As a performer, writer, and facilitator, she’s worked with Broadway Advocacy Coalition, Level Forward, Harlem9, Classical Theatre of Harlem, gal-dem, Abrons Arts Center, NYU Prison Education Program, NYU Verbatim Performance Lab, and others. Her plays include: Fragile State (Playwrights Realm Writing Fellowship 2022-23), R(estoration) I(n) P(rogress) (NYU Educational Theatre/Provincetown Playhouse 2023, ANPF Semifinalist 2021, Playwrights Realm Semifinalist 2021), Rehearsing Justice: A One-Woman Show (Presentations with BAX 2022 & BAC 2021), and Angelina Weld Grimke (Classical Theatre of Harlem/Playbill, Broadway Podcast Network).


Andrea lives in Brooklyn where the rent is too damn high and holds a Master’s degree in Art & Public Policy from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.


  • NYU Educational Theatre presents: R(estoration) I(n) P(rogress) by Andrea Ambam at Provincetown Playhouse from February 24- March 5,  2023. Learn more about the production here.

  • Listen to "More To Talk About" - a new podcast giving you creative, current, & critical conversations with the culture-makers and creators of boundary-pushing theatrical and cinematic work. Featuring conversations with Robert O'Hara, Vanessa Williams, Gloria Steinem, and more!

Photo Credit: Alex Webster Photography


"This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal."
- Toni Morrison



From an afro-futurist solo show following a time-traveling Ida B. Wells to a debate with Tucker Carlson on reparations, here are some examples of how I attempt to stir storytelling with social change at every turn.



"AS A CULTURAL WORKER who belongs to an oppressed people, MY job is to make revolution irresistible"
- Toni cade Bambara

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