Andrea Ambam, 2020
Andrea Ambam is an NYC-based artist, actress, and playwright whose roots sprout from Cameroon. As a politically engaged theatre artist who believes in the art’s potential for movement building and transformative justice, her current work centers Black lives and embodied ethnography. She is a 2020 Artist-in-Residence for Anna Deavere Smith’s class “One Person Shows,” a 2020 EmergeNYC Fellow, a fellow at Girls Write Now, 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, NYU Prison Education Program, NYU Verbatim Performance Lab, Artists’ Literacies Institute, Free Street Theater, and Centre for Social Innovation. Andrea has a Master’s degree in Art & Public Policy (NYU Tisch School of the Arts).