BOOSTer Spotlight: AhDream Smith

AhDream Smith. Actor, narrator, collaborator. AhDream has dark skin, short, black, textured hair, and she wears a yellow off-the-shoulder ruffled top.


Born in the suburbs of Chicago, IL, and raised in the blues capital of Memphis, TN, AhDream Smith is a New York-based actor, narrator, director, and performance artist who is always exploring new ways and mediums to express herself. She is a former resident actor of the PlayMakers Repertory Company and earned an MFA in Acting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

During her tenure there she was the recipient of the Arts Everywhere Student Innovation Grant for her COVID-19 multi-sensory art exhibition, “Make It Make Sense,” she was a member of the Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society, and was inducted into UNC’s oldest and highest honorary society, Order of the Golden Fleece.

She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University majoring in American Studies, concentrating in Race and Ethnic Studies.

When she’s not in someone’s rehearsal or recording studio, you can find her creating and producing her own work, capturing moments with her camera, or Facetiming with her toddler nephews and chatting about their lives 🙂

Instagram @chasingahdream

AhDream smiles a toothy grin and wears a white tank top in front of a blue background.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with community. BOOST offers that sense of community every artist should have on their journey. People rooting for you at every stage, in each phase; especially in the beginning of your artistic career.”

—AhDream Smith


One Hale of a Conversation w/ host James Hale, Ep. 6 – Listen in as host James Hale talks with creative AhDream Smith about her road to becoming an actor, always searching for the door to opportunity, and finding the balance of it all! Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and YouTube

A graphic for the podcast One Hale of a Conversation. Interview with AhDream Smith.


Catch AhDream directing for the Off-Broadway theater, Theater Breaking Through Barriers’ (TBTB) 2nd Hybrid Intensive on Saturday, Jan. 27th.

The one-act play, CROSS, will be live-streamed on TBTB’s YouTube channel at 7:30p EST and their Facebook page at 8:30p EST followed by a talkback.

The story looks at a Florida mom who goes to great lengths to ensure her unathletic trans kid doesn’t run for the high school boys cross-country team.

Poster for the one act play CROSS.