Richarda Abrams

Actress, Singer, Dramatist
Richarda Abrams

Richarda Abrams, award-winning performer, playwright, producer. Film/TV: I Am Here, The Subject, The Riverside Bench, Oreos With Attitude.Theatre: “First By Faith: The Life Of Mary McLeod Bethune”, Public Theater, Cherry Lane, 2ndStage, Crossroads, Ivoryton Playhouse, La Mama.

Full Bio
Richarda Abrams, daughter of Dr. Muhal Richard Abrams, musician/composer/visionary/co-founder of the Association For The Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), is a four-time AUDELCO award-winning actress/singer/playwright/producer of First By Faith: The Life Of Mary McLeod Bethune, receiving AUDELCO's Award for Solo Performance of the Year. First By Faith SOLDOUT the National Black Theatre Festival, was named the Best Of Solo Theatre in the last 10 years by United Solo Theatre Festival, winning their Best Educational Show Award, also receiving a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grant.

Graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Experimental Theatre Wing, Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors in Acting; and a graduate of NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, Master of Arts in Educational Theater. Richarda's studied drama and theatre in education at the University of Leeds, Bretton Hall College, ENGLAND. Memberships: AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AACM, Actors Studio, Dramati

Industry Awards
2021 Audelco VIV Award for Best Ensemble HOME -Hadley Players.
Audelco VIV Award for Excellence in Black Theatre - SOLO Performance of the Year Award for FIRST BY FAITH: THE LIFE OF MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE, by Richarda Abrams

Audelco VIV Award for Excellence in Black Theatre - Outstanding Ensemble Award for HOME, by Samm-Art Williams

Al Jolson Award - Academic Excellence, NYU, Tisch School of the Arts

Audelco VIV Award for Excellence in Black Theatre - Outstanding Ensemble Award for Sassy Mamas at the Hadley Players
Professional Groups
Other Professional Groups
AEA, The Actors Studio, Dramatists Guild, The League Of Professional Theatre Women, Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians
NYWIFT Committees
New Works Lab, Writers Group
Actor, Educator, Writer