STORYTELLER | TRUTHTELLER
Andrea Ambam is a politically-engaged performance artist and writer who challenges the art's potential for movement-building and transformative justice.
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performer. Writer. Educator.
Andrea Ambam is a Brooklyn-based artist, actress, and playwright, whose roots sprout for 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. She has developed her practice as 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 where she has been awarded 10 national championships, "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, NYU Verbatim Performance Lab, 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 Stree Theater). Andrea holds a Master’s degree in Art & Public Policy from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Andrea works at Girls Write Now as a Community Coordinator, where she curates, produces, and (sometimes!) hosts arts education workshops and special events with a focus on social justice.