ANSA AKYEA - Actor
Ansa is a 2011 Recipient of the Minnesota Playwright's Center McKnight Fellowship for Acting.
City Pages named him Best Actor in 2007, writing that “Ansa Akyea brings a combination of dramatic heft and humane lightness to every role he touches. While he isn’t particularly tall, he has such a physical presence that he could pass for a six-plus-footer. And he’s blessed with a big, expressive, handsome mug that enables him to run the gamut from heartthrob to nurturing protector.”
He has appeared at Mixed Blood Theatre, History Theatre, Black Ensemble Theatre, Chicago Theatre Company, Frank Theatre, and many other stages around the country. He can be seen and heard on radio and television for Gillette Hospital, Goodwill Industries, Great Clips, Qwest, and on the big screen in movies such as Repetition and Zora Neale Hurston’s The Gilded Six Bits.
He recently played Jackie Robinson in Jackie and Me at The Children's Theatre, and as Albert/Kevin n the Guthrie Theatre production of Clybourne Park.