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Amah Harris

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B: in Dominican Republic

Amah Harris came to Canada in June of 1970. She was the founder and past director of two theatre groups, the Little Theatre and Secondary School Drama, in her homeland. Her career in Canada has been multifaceted – as a producer, teacher, actor, director, playwright, composer and choreographer. She also held the position of assistant publicity manager and co-director of Black Theatre Canada. In 1977 she began writing a series of plays, based on the Anansi African folktales, which were performed for over seventy-five Metropolitan Toronto elementary schools and the Afro-American Ethnic Festival in Detroit, Michigan. In 2005 she sat on the jury for The Harolds. The award is named after Harold Kandel, a passionate and very vocal supporter of the Toronto theatre for many years.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Voice of the Fugitive (1978)
One Magic Christmas (1985)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
King of Kensington (1974)

One Magic Christmas, movie poster,