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 about me 

Height: 5"4   |   Eye Color: Brown  |   Hair Color: Dark Brown

Richarda Abrams, is the daughter of the late Dr. Muhal Richard Abrams, musician/composer/visionary/co-founder of the Association For The Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). Richarda is a three-time AUDELCO award-winning actress/ singer/ playwright/ producer of First By Faith: The Life Of Mary McLeod Bethune, receiving AUDELCO’s VIV Award for Solo Performance of the Year.  Richarda, recorded SONG FOR ALL (Black Saint Records) with her dad & performed in Muhal Richard Abrams’ Ensemble.  Richarda has performed internationally as a member of Amina Claudine Myers' Generation IV & Myers’ Voice Choir.  Memberships include: AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AACM, Lifetime Member of the Actors Studio, Dramatists Guild, League of Professional Theatre Women, and New York Women In Film and Television. 

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Film

THE SUBJECT (Chisa Hutchinson)            Supporting                           Lanie Zipoy - Dir.

THE RIVERSIDE BENCH                            Supporting                          Austin Chang - Dir. OREOS WITH ATTITUDE                          Co-Lead                               Larry Carty - Dir.  NOISES IN THE DARK                              Lead                                     Sesame Street CTW

Television

ONE LIFE TO LIVE                                    Co-Star                                 ABC/James DePaiva      AS THE WORLD TURNS                            Co-Star                                 CBS                        COSBY                                                      Co-Star                                 CBS/John Whitesell

Theater

GUESS WHO IS COMING TO DINNER      Tillie                                    Ivoryton Playhouse​

FEAR ITSELF                                              Ivory                                    Crossroads Theatre Co

365DAYS/365PLAYS Finale                         Sin Collector                       Public Theatre                

IN THE BLOOD                                          Hester La Negrita               Kennedy Center Fest

ASCENSION                                              Tillie                                    Cherry Lane Theatre

CONTRIBUTION                                        Katy Jones                           2nd Stage Theatre

LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT              Gloria                                  LaMaMa ETC

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES                    Little Coochie Snorcher      HERE Arts

48 HOURS IN … HARLEM                          Stereo.Yooooo.Yo Actress   HARLEM9(Obie) 

FIRST BY FAITH: The Life Of                      13 Character Solo Show      UnitedSolo Theatre Fest

Mary McLeod Bethune                                                                           Nat'l Black Theatre Fest

CD: Song for All                                        Vocalist/ Co-Songwriter       IREC/Muhal Richard Abrams

Muhal Richard Abrams Ensemble              Vocalist                                Roulette                             

Amina Claudine Myers Generation IV       Gospel Vocalist                    NYC Winter Jazz / BRIC Jazz Fest Amina Claudine Myers Voice Choir           Jazz/Gospel Vocalist            Sons D’Hiver Festival/FRANCE

Singing

 Training & Workshops 

PROFESSIONAL CHILDREN'S SCHOOL

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (NYU), Tisch School of The Arts, Experimental Theatre Wing = B.F.A. with honors in Drama

NYU, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, M.A. (Educational Theatre)

University of Leeds, Bretton Hall College (ENGLAND)- Drama and Theatre in Education

Music Theory: with her father Dr. Muhal Richard Abrams co-founder of the Association

for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) 

Voice: Amina Claudine Myers

 Special Skills 

Double Dutch Rope Jumper, African Dance, Roller Skating, Host, Improvisation, Singer, Teleprompter. Valid Passport. Accents: Midwestern, Standard and Southern American, British RP Local Hire: New York and Chicago

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