Andrea Ambam is a politically-engaged performance artist who investigates the art's potential for movement-building and transformative justice.

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Andrea Ambam is a Brooklyn-based artist, actress, and playwright, whose roots sprout from Cameroon. As a politically engaged storyteller who believes in the art’s potential for movement building and transformative justice, Andrea best intersects spaces where community, performance, and truth-telling pulsate.


Currently, Andrea is an Artistic Fellow at Signature Theatre, a Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) Artist-In-Residence, a PenAmerica Writing As Activism Fellow, and works as the Host/Programmer of "More To Talk About" at Level Forward. She has developed her practice as an Inaugural Artivism Fellow with Broadway Advocacy Coalition, an Artist-in-Residence for Anna Deavere Smith, an EmergeNYC Fellow at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, and as a competitive public speaker/performer where she has 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, Classical Theatre of Harlem/Playbill, gal-dem, Abrons Arts Center, NYU Prison Education Program, Artists’ Literacies Institute, Centre for Social Innovation, and others.


Andrea holds a Master’s degree in Art & Public Policy from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. 



"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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