ANDREA AMBAM

STORYTELLER | TRUTHTELLER 

 

about

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

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actress. Writer. Producer.

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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 a Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) Artist-In-Residence and serves as a Lead Facilitator for Broadway Advocacy Coalition's Reiminaging Equitable Productions workshops addressing racial equity within broadway, off-broadway, and touring theatre companies. 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 Classical Theatre of Harlem/Playbill, gal-dem, Abrons Arts Center, NYU Prison Education Program Artists’ Literacies Institute, Centre for Social Innovation, and others. Recent acting credits include: Making Gay History: Before Stonewall (Provincetown Playhouse); Re-Writing the Declaration (Free Street Theater). Her plays include: R(estoration) I(n) P(rogress) (2021 NYU New Plays For Young Audiences Festival; 2021 Ashland New Plays Festival Semifinalist), Rehearsing Justice (Broadway Advocacy Coalition’s Fellowship Hall), and Angelina Weld Grimke (Classical Theatre of Harlem/Playbill). Andrea holds a Master’s degree in Art & Public Policy from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is in the core acting ensemble of the New York Univerisity Verbatim Performance Lab. 

CURRENTLY

Formerly

  • Andrea curated, produced, and (sometimes!) hosted writing workshops and special events with a special focus on social justice for Girls Write Now.

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"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

art(work)

In her work, Andrea often uses the manipulation of time, poetic text, and ethnographic material to write and perform stories where Black identity fills, overwhelms, and disrupts the center; and where justice, that is denied to Black people by the State, can be explored and reimagined in the body.

 
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"As a culture worker who belongs to an oppressed people my job is to make revolution irresistible"

- Toni cade Bambara

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