Amantha Edmead

Amantha studied acting at GSA graduating in 1994, and Dramatherapy at  the University of Roehampton 2000-2003. Her theatre and television credits include: EastEnders, Casualty, The Bill, Doctors, Song Catcher (BBC). ‘Othello’ Talawa Theatre, ‘Growing People’ London Bubble, and ‘Go Noah Go’ Little Angel Theatre, 'Not Quite Gospel' Nu Century Arts, 'The Resurrection of Little Sarah' Unity Arts. ‘The Backside Monologues’ was her first short play performed in Oxford and London in 2009. ‘Water’s Flight’ was her first commission written and devised for the reopening of the Pegasus Theatre in Oxford in September 2010.

Amantha Edmead and her work with Kuumba Nia Arts

Kuumba Nia Arts is an African Centred, not for profit Theatre Company established in 2009. Based in Oxford, it was founded by Amantha Edmead, an actress, storyteller and dramatherapist.
'The company started from ideas and dreams, I remember sitting in Black Studies class learning information on kingdoms, civilization and 1000’s of years of history and stories and thinking, this is what I want my theatre to be about; theatre that celebrates Black experiences, as universal human stories accessible to all, using African forms of expressions, and contemporary research from the Black diasopra as a foundation' Amantha.
They create historical and contemporary pieces of theatre, and run film screenings and workshops, promoting cultural discussion, debate, understanding, education.  
KuumbaNia Arts is made up of actors, performers, and facilitators. Essentially they are passionate about sharing information on Black History, being creative, celebrating culture and having fun.’