Meet Three Actors from "Spices: Black Joy & Black Pain"

Spices: Black Joy & Black Pain. A Collection of Monologues and Poems by Black Artists, will be performed live on Zoom Sunday afternoon, September 13th at 2:00 pm. This free performance is the first in a series of online programs developed by PMTC’s Educational Outreach Program. More detailed information on these new programs will be discussed in the September newsletter. In this present issue, we feature three of the actors who will be performing in the September 13th production.


Originally from Chicago, Nessa Amherst has been performing in the metropolitan D.C. area since 2016; her range of activities includes theatre, web series, films, and staged/virtual readings. Her most recent selected theatrical credits include The 19th Amendment: 100 Years of Suffrage (, Saint Joan, Monologues of the Black Experience, and Romeo & Juliet (JaYo Théâtre), Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol and Yalu River (Silver Spring Stage), and The Knights of Salisbury (The Knighthood Players). Ms. Amherst will be performing monologues from Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury and In the Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks.



Andraé is a graduate of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas, received a Bachelors of Science cum laude from Carver Bible College in Atlanta, and a Masters of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary. His career spans a multitude of disciplines including the arts, politics, education, the non-profit world, and the ministry. He now brings his formidable gifts and expertise to bear into the acting world. He believes the wide range of his personal and professional experiences allows him to more readily capture the "real life" behind each character he plays. Andraé will be doing readings from Fences by August Wilson and Amen Corner by James Baldwin.



Yvonne has acted in productions at many theaters around the Washington metropolitan area, including Silver Spring Stage, Studio Theater, Rockville Little Theatre, Ex Pats Theatre, and most recently at the Folger in Amadeus. In addition, she was the Assistant Director for the 2019 Silver Spring Stage production of Intimate Apparel. Yvonne studied at the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory headed by Joy Zinoman. In July, she was part of the online JaYo Théâtre production of Anna Deveare Smith’s Fires in the Mirror. Yvonne will be performing monologues from The Temple of My Familiar by Alice Walker and Fabulation by Lynn Nottage.


The Production

This FREE performance, part of the Peace Mountain Theatre Company Educational Outreach Program, will air on Zoom at 2:00 PM on Sunday, Sept 13. 

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