Thursday, April 18, 2024


Tanya Freeman (Amethyst) is honored to work with True Amethyst Productions in “The Delicate Flower”. Born in New Jersey and raised in Atlanta, Tanya received her BA in Communications from Savannah State College. Some of her previous credits include: “New African Grove’s Sisters”, “Long Time Since Yesterday”, “Barefoot in the Park”, “Harvest Time”, “Mamaism”, “Fences”, “The Colored Museum”, “Dreamgirls”, “The Piano Lesson”, and “Our Town”. She’s worked on television shows such as “Vampire Diaries” and “Gillian in Georgia” along with feature films: “Stomp the Yard 2” and “For Colored Girls”. In addition to stage, tv and film Tanya also does voice-over work. She enjoys singing and spending time with her family.

THE HEAT: When did you fall in love with the performing arts?
FREEMAN: Early childhood. I started out singing and then caught the acting bug while in high school.

THE HEAT: What has been your inspiration as you’ve traveled your journey to this point?
FREEMAN: I’m inspired by revelation and reflection. I truly believe that art mirrors life, so it makes me feel good when someone says to me after a show “thanks for telling my story”.

THE HEAT: How did you get the role as Amethyst in “The Delicate Flower”?
FREEMAN: I got the role as Amethyst when I auditioned in Oct 2010. It was different than some of the other auditions I experienced. I didn’t have to “act” as much, because each petal was relatable. The stories and affirmations are a part of everyday living.

THE HEAT: Most actors/actresses play roles that have nothing at all to do with their personal life. How does your part in this production relate to your life, if at all?
FREEMAN: My role in “The Delicate Flower” is Amethyst, the body. However, I can relate to each character. On any given day I can reach back to my childish self, embrace my searching self, share my joyous self, acknowledge my angry self and give in to my sexy self.

THE HEAT: If you could have one dream to come true at this very moment, what would it be?
FREEMAN: May sound simple but I would love the opportunity to work on the stage with Kenny Leon either in Atlanta or in New York on Broadway. So if you know him, then please pass the word.

THE HEAT: What has been the most challenging part of “The Delicate Flower” to get produced and to the stage in your opinion?
FREEMAN: I guess one of the challenging parts has been getting the word out to the masses. We are so passionate about the piece and want everyone to come and experience this journey with us.

: Is there someone that today you would call your hero/shero?
FREEMAN: My mother. She is a phenomenal woman. She is one of the most caring people I know. I love her so much.

THE HEAT: What’s next for you after “The Delicate Flower”?
FREEMAN: I plan to continue to hone my craft and explore more film and television opportunities.

THE HEAT: What is one thing you’re hoping that the audience will take away from “The Delicate Flower”?
FREEMAN: I hope this production will create dialogue. I want someone to have a breakthrough moment and share their testimonies with others so they can heal.

FREEMAN: I would like to thank God for this wonderful experience. I would also like to thank my husband Jason, children Laila and JP and my mother for their undying love, patience and support. I would surely like to thank you Nik and “The HEAT” for allowing me this opportunity to tell your readers about “The Delicate Flower”. I hope all your readers and followers will come out and support this stage play. This performance is dedicated to all of the delicate flowers in my family…let the healing begin from me to you.
THE HEAT: We are honored to have you be a part of our family. We at “THE HEAT” are behind you one hundred percent and believe nothing but great things are ahead of you in your journey of life and your pursuit in the entertainment industry.

Hats off to “The Delicate Flower” and all those who have assisted in bringing this vision to reality.

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