Ayanna and Artists Repertory Theatre are participants in the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships, funded by the William & Eva Fox Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group. Ayanna is excited to continue the development of her art and create greater impact in her theatre community through this wonderful opportunity.
Ayanna’s career goals have always been to do great work, develop truthful, dynamic characters and to work alongside outstanding colleagues; she has been extremely lucky on all counts. As a Resident Artist of Artists Rep and full time performer, she splits her work between stage and screen*, never happier than when she’s able to tell exciting, thought-provoking stories, from playwrights new and old.
Ayanna’s previous works at Artists Rep include: The Revolutionists, Wolf Play, Teenage Dick, Small Mouth Sounds, Between Riverside and Crazy, An Octoroon, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Civil War Christmas, Grand Concourse, The Understudy, Intimate Apparel and Race.
Other stage works include: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Portland Center Stage), The Scottsboro Boys (Ahmenson Theatre), Back Bog Beast Bait, Bang,Curtain.End of Show and The Investigation of the Murder in El Salvador (defunkt theatre), The Tales of Canterbury (Ensemble Loupan), collaborations with Portland’s community and educational focused companies, Boom Arts and Playwrite, Inc..
Film and TV credits include: Twilight, Chicago PD, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Parenthood, Portlandia, Documentary Now, Grimm, Extraordinary Measures, The Shasta Triangle, The Record Keeper and many more.*Member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Ayanna would like to thank you for actively supporting the arts!