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Andrea Ambam is a politically-engaged theatre artist who challenges the art's potential for movement-building and transformative justice.
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Artist. Activist. Educator.
Andrea is an actress and playwright based in New York City but whose roots sprout from Cameroon, Africa. Holding a master's degree in Art and Public Policy from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Andrea best intersects spaces where community, performance, and critical discussion pulsate. She is a 2020 Artist-in-Residence for Anna Deavere Smith’s class “One Person Shows: A Way to Begin,” an inaugural fellow for the 2020 Broadway Advocacy Coalition Artivism Fellowship, a 2020 EmergeNYC fellow at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics and a 10-time national champion in public speaking and dramatic performance, where she has been awarded "Top Speaker in the Nation" three times. She has performed at, written for, and/or been commissioned as an educator/speaker by Classical Theatre of Harlem, Abrons Arts Center, Provincetown Playhouse, NYU Prison Education Program, NYU Verbatim Performance Lab, Artists’ Literacies Institute, Free Street Theater, and Centre for Social Innovation.
Andrea is beginning her 6 month BAC Artivism Fellowship with an incredible cohort of 10 Black Womxn. She will be developing her debut one woman show.
Andrea just closed Re-Writing the Declaration, a devised participatory play powered by NYU Steinhardt, Free Street Theatre, and Speranza Foundation!
Andrea works at Girls Write Now as a Community Coordinator, where she produce and hosts arts education programming with a focus on social justice, builds a dynamic speaker management system, and works closely with corporate partners.