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 theatre producer and performing artist based in Toronto. Recognized for founding the successful PIECE OF MINE Festival, she is the recipient of several accolades including SummerWorks’ New Performance Text Award, the Ontario’s 2015 Leading Women Building Communities Recognition Certificate and The Black Canadian Awards’ Leadership Certificate (2015), as well as featured on CTV’s Canada AM (2015). Being a strong advocate for continued education, Adiyana completed a Metcalf Arts Management Intern for Volcano Theatre and Peggy Baker Dance Projects, with a focus on curation and venue management. She has interned under Obsidian Theatre’s Philip Akin in producing (2013), completed an artistic residency from from anitafrika.dub theatre, and a drama graduate of Etobicoke School of the Arts.
Managing Associate Director AMANADA NICHOLLS Amanda Nicholls is a graduate of the Theatre Performance Program from Humber College and is a Certified Yoga Instructor (RTY200, Holistic Bodyworx). Amanda has completed her Education Internship at Soulpepper Theatre Company and has taken numerous training workshops with social services agencies such as Crisis Intervention, Conflict Resolution, and Anti Oppression training amongst others. Amanda’s main focus is to provide arts and yoga programming to youth in the G.T.A. Amanda worked as the program coordinator and facilitator of Humber College’s Jump Theatre Project (.JT.P.) summer camp. She also created and ran multiple Literacy through Drama programs at several social agencies such as LAMP, Women’s Habitat, Stonegate Community Health Centre etc. Amanda is the Managing Associate Director of Piece of Mine Arts and is proud to work for New Leaf Foundation a company that supports the mental, emotional and physical well – being of youth in marginalized communities, through yoga and mindfulness-based practices.
Media Director DENNIS LANGLEY Dennis Langley has performed for TDSB schools, churches, theatres, non-profit organizations, and conferences across the G.T.A. for over 10 years. In 2017, Dennis was a lead character in the sold-out run of Troy Crossfield’s A Little White Lie, presented at Alumni Theatre and St Francis Centre for the Arts. This year he was cast in Kleo Productions’ Amazing Grace musical starring Jully Black at the Rose Theatre and York Woods Theatre. 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.