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.
I AM HERE Supporting Francisco Solorzano - Dir.
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
ONE LIFE TO LIVE Co-Star ABC/James DePaiva AS THE WORLD TURNS Co-Star CBS COSBY Co-Star CBS/John Whitesell
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
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
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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