HOLLYWOOD, CA, Tuesday August 24, 2021 – Theatre of Arts, the longest-running acting school in Los Angeles, today announced that Amir Abdullah, actor, playwright and audiobook narrator, will join its esteemed faculty for the fall term beginning August 31, 2021, teaching Voice Over to all TOA conservatory students.
Amir Abdullah (he/him/his) has been seen on stage at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Geffen Playhouse, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, California Shakespeare Theatre, A Noise Within Theatre and other theatres around the US. On screen, Amir most recently appeared on Chicago Med and on the last season of Empire and has been seen on other network shows and films. As a narrator, he is a 4x Golden Earphone Award winner for his work and an ALSC Notable Children’s Recording recipient. Most known for narrating the Rick Riordan imprint series Tristan Strong, he has lent his voice to dozens of other prolific authors' works such as Ibram X. Kendi, Kwame Mbalia, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B Dubois, Eric Jerome Dickey and more. You can hear him as the voice of Yasir in the videogame Abo Kashem and in the HP Lovecraft Society Radio Plays and as a regular on the Open Door Playhouse. He can be seen and heard in commercials for Ford, Adidas, Kaiser Permanente, Facebook as well as many others. As an actor He won Best Actor at the Movieville International Film Festival for his work in the film The Untimely Concurrence. Amir's playwriting debut, Pray to Ball, had its world premiere at Skylight Theatre Company in Los Angeles and won the Ovation Award for Best Set. Amir graduated with an MFA in Acting from Pennsylvania State University and a BFA in Acting from University of Miami.
To learn more about Amir, visit amir-abdullah.com. Established in 1927, Theatre of Arts is a fully accredited conservatory, offering a two-year Associates Degree acting program on its Hollywood campus. TOA prepares students for successful careers in theatre, film, television and media, and has produced such legendary alumni as Clint Eastwood, Marilyn Monroe, and James Dean. Learn more today at TOA.edu. CONTACT: David Law, Director of Education Theatre of Arts www.toa.edu | e: firstname.lastname@example.org| p: 626-365-1934