About POMA

PIECE of MINE Arts presents bold works created by multidisciplinary Black artists, as well as youth programming and education workshops designed to explore African Canadian narratives. Based in Toronto, Canada the organization was founded in 2013 by theatre practitioner Natasha Adiyana Morris to platform developing and complete productions from performing and visual artists. We form opportunities to make space for substantially more voices and stories that celebrate the vastness of Black culture.

Executive Director NATASHA ADIYANA MORRIS Natasha Adiyana Morris is a soft spoken, dramatic storyteller, who is drawn to wordplay and a healthy dose of satire. Recognized for founding PIECE OF MINE Arts in 2013, a platform for presenting works-in-progress by Black play creators, she owes a great deal to the esteemed tutelage of b current, anitafrika! dub theatre, Obsidian Theatre, and Volcano Theatre. Natasha was Dora nominated for the Outstanding New Play award for her debut theatre production, THE NEGROES ARE CONGREGATING (PIECE OF MINE Arts, Theatre Passe Muraille). The timely play touches on internalized racism and has been produced internationally including Canada, the United States, and Europe. Her poetry has been published in anthologies Other Tongues (Inanna Publications Inc.) and It’s Not All Black and White (Annick Press). She is a recent graduate of the 2021 Soulpepper Academy and b current's playwright incubation program.
Youth Program Manager AMANADA NICHOLLS Amanda Nicholls is a graduate of Humber College’s Performance and Wellness Coaching Program and a mindfulness practitioner. She was a part of bcurrent’s razin ensemble, completed the 2014 Obsidian Theatre Company’s Directing Apprentice Program and the One Yellow Rabbit’s Training Intensive. Amanda worked as Program Coordinator and Co-Director for Humber College’s The Jump Theatre Project for several years. She had also acted as the Associate Director and Youth Program Manager for Piece of Mine Arts. Amanda was a part of Diaspora’s Dialogues 2016 Emerging Playwright Program and is continuing to develop her play Unknown Territory with her Mentor Jennifer Brewin. Currently Amanda’s education and expansion work is focusing on Somatic healing, mindfulness and how that is connected with breath work. Amanda is privileged to be working with Paul de Jong as a voice coach mentor to support her journey.
Media Director DENNIS LANGLEY Dennis Langley has been an actor based in Toronto for over 10 years. He has performed in New York City, Switzerland, Halifax, Atlanta, Memphis, and Washington, DC, starring in Troy Crossfield’s A Little White Lie, Kleo Productions’ Amazing Grace musical starring Jully Black, Korinne Annette Jefferies the water, and more. Dennis doesn’t limit his efforts to the stage, he is a powerhouse media director for PIECE OF MINE Arts and freelance videographer/editor for countless artists and non-profit organizations clients. His media company, DWL Entertainment, is growing to encompass film, comedy, and educational entertainment to empower the community and broaden diverse content. Dennis is a graduate of Seneca College’s Advertising program.