About POMA

PIECE of MINE Arts & Community is a wave of art created by artists of the African Diaspora and youth programming designed to expose such artists. Based in Toronto, Canada the company platforms bold pieces in development to complete works from performing and visual artists. We form opportunities to make space for substantially more voices and stories that celebrate the vastness of Black culture. Think art that’s bold, poetic, personal and political to an audience seeking fresh and engaging narratives.

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 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, b current’s razin ensemble and has completed the Obsidian Theatre Company’s Apprentice Program under the Directing stream. Amanda’s main focus is to provide arts programming for underprivileged youth in the GTA and to create/direct diverse pieces that tackle current issues. Amanda has assisted directed with The AMY Project’s Quiet Revolution (SummerWorks), Theatre Columbus' Weather the Weather and IFT Theatre’s Motherland workshop. Amanda directed the first workshop of Unknown Territory at the PIECE of MINE Festival and is currently a writer-in-residence at Diaspora Dialogues to further develop the script.
Media Director DENNIS LANGLEY Dennis has rooted rooted his in entertaining, educating, and inspiring through art. He delved into media production while casted in the Fringe Festival hit Do You Remember Me (2012). During that time he developed a promotional campaign to aid sold out shows including a video trailer and scheduling social media posts. In 2013, he devoted his time and talents to assisting teachers in the Toronto District School Board by volunteering for several artistic documentary projects to to educate youth. Dennis has since worked with numerous organizations to create films on topics such as anti-bullying, smoke free environments, and athletic programs. Dennis continues to hone his craft as an actor and continues to perform roles with a positive message. He is a graduate of Seneca’s Business Marketing program.