Height: 5"4 | Eye Color: Brown | Hair Color: Dark Brown
Richarda Abrams, AUDELCO award-winning actress/singer/playwright/producer. Performances: MultiStages, Crossroads Theater, Ivoryton Playhouse, 2ndStage, LaMama, Cherry Lane, Public Theater. 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 a LMCC SU-CASA artist, fiscally sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts. Memberships: 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, NYWIFT, and 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
ACCEPTANCE Co-Lead Amanda Moresco - Dir.
I AM HERE Supporting Francisco Solorzano - Dir.
THE SUBJECT (Chisa Hutchinson) Supporting Lanie Zipoy - 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
TELLING TALES OUT OF SCHOOL Jessie Fauset NewFederalTheatre|Woodie King
LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT Gloria LaMaMa ETC.|Estelle Parsons
GUESS WHO IS COMING TO DINNER Tillie Ivoryton Playhouse
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Little Coochie Snorcher HERE Arts Center
FEAR ITSELF (World Premier) Ivory Crossroads Theatre Company
FIRST BY FAITH 13 Character Solo Show United Solo Theatre & NBTF BETHUNE: Our Black Velvet Rose Mary McLeod Bethune TheaterLab
365DAYS/365PLAYS Finale Sin Collector Public Theatre
ASCENSION Tillie Cherry Lane Theatre
CONTRIBUTION Katy Jones 2nd Stage Theatre
48 HOURS IN … HARLEM Stereo.Yooooo.Yo Actress HARLEM9
THIS BIRD OF DAWNING SINGETH Nancy Ferrett Actors Studio | Paul Calderon
ALL NIGHT LONG
CD: Song for All Vocalist/ Co-Songwriter IREC/Muhal Richard Abrams
Muhal Richard Abrams Ensemble Vocalist Roulette
Amina Claudine Myers Generation IV Gospel Vocalist WinterJazz|BRICJazz|SPAIN
Amina Claudine Myers Voice Choir Jazz/Gospel Vocalist Sons D’Hiver Festival/FRANCE
*PROFESSIONAL CHILDREN'S SCHOOL - Dorothy L. Sayers
*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: 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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