Actress, Singer, Dramatist
Richarda Abrams, AUDELCO award-winning actress/singer/playwright/producer. Performances: New Federal Theatre, Crossroads Theater, Ivoryton Playhouse, 2ndStage, LaMama, Cherry Lane, Public Theater and MultiStages. Written works: First By Faith: The Life Of Mary McLeod Bethune, BETHUNE: Our Black Velvet Rose and Big Mama and Me. Richarda’s received NYSCA Theater Commissions and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Creative Engagement grants. She is fiscally sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts. She's served as a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council SU-CASA artist teaching creative drama to seniors. Memberships include: Actors Studio, ART/NY, Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians co-founded by her father Dr. Muhal Richard Abrams, Episcopal Actors Guild, Dramatists Guild, AEA, SAG-AFTRA, New York Women In Film and Television and the League of Professional Theatre Women. Richarda holds a BFA with honors (Acting) New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts & a MA (Educational Theater) NYU’s Steinhardt-University of Leeds, Bretton Hall College, ENGLAND.
For more about Richarda's solo performances/written works: www.firstbyfaith.com