Amah Harris

Amah Harris B.A., B.Ed, M.Ed

Producer, artistic director, playwright, actress, facilitator, educator, Amah Harris is known as an award winning cultural and social activist. Her work promotes positive imaging of Caribbean and African Peoples towards the Harmonious co-existence of Peoples. Hamilton Spectator: “Amah is a pioneer in the field of Black Theatre in Canada” – quote by Evelyn Myrie, then Co-Chair of The John Holland Awards, one of a list of awards won by Amah Harris. Documented in the book, 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women (2018), she is an innovator in education and theatre, who has been integrating elements of both disciplines to yield the most productive results from those with whom she works, ranging from professional performers to school students. Amah’s productions and experiential workshops have been experienced by literally hundreds of thousands across Canada, the U.S., Caribbean and as far south as South Africa.

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