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The other students  particularly Amina Robinson, as the taciturn butch Jermaine  bring a rawness and depth to their roles that in lazier hands would have become patronizing caricatures. 
-Sarah Liss, CBC New


Another supporting character named Jermaine, played by Amina Robinson, is a trans man.  Jermaine has a quiet, strong yet affectionate masculinity. 

-Michelle Marzullo, Bilerizo Review


The gaggle of streetwise girls at Precious' alternative school  Xosha Roquemore, Chyna Layne and Amina Robinson among them  are also great...
-Alasdair Duncan, Rave Magazine



"Played by Robinson with the energy of a star!"



"Amina Robinson, The up-and-coming Hollywood actress and Broadway star looked lovely in a plunging neckline black cocktail dress."


"The story is told through the eyes of the older daughter, Ernestine, beautifully played by Amina S. Robinson. -WLG 1370 Music of your life.

"Last night a star was born. Amina S. Robinson as Ernestine, our narrator, took the stage and demanded  our attention, sympathy and empathy as she guided the audience through a tour of her young life.  Known to Baltimore audiences as the urchin with scene-stealing presence in the tour of  Little Shop of Horrors, which played at the Hippodrome last season, Ms. Robinson has come into her own as a leading actress to be reckoned with. She is a delightful comic actress, both in delivery and physically, all the while infusing her performance with a subtle, but potent, undercurrent of pathos. Her pain, frustration and fears are never too far from the surface, so that we can really feel for and understand what is going on in the head of a young woman taught to keep her tongue and thoughts in check. And she does all of this with a rare economy - every movement, pause, inflection has been carefully assembled into a seamless, brilliant performance."

James Howard Broadway World

"One of the play's most pleasing elements is the freshness embodied by the youthful protag, Ernestine Crump (Amina S. Robinson), who serves as narrator, presenting the facts of her mundane life and also indulging in acted-out, idealized versions of what she'd like her life to be."

Director David Schweizer says..."She has a wonderful combination of maturity as a performer and spontaneity and openness and innocence as an actor. You can talk to her like a collaborator, but you can count on the fact that after she's taken a note and comes back to you it will come back really fresh. That's a rare combination that tends not to happen to even the most talented performers until they are a lot more experienced than Amina. She has a haunting combination of a genuine openness and youthfulness and an old soul that is a gift to this part."
-Baltimore Sun Newspaper feature on Amina Robinson

"While the actors were all good, much of the credit should be given to Amina S. Robinson. She carries most of the weight upon her shoulders, as she tells the story and keeps us in touch with all the goings-on."
-Community Times

"What makes Crumbs from the Table of Joy one of the most memorable productions of the season are the flawlessly performed, superb performances of Amina S. Robinson as Ernestine Crump..."
-Baltimore Afro-American

" The CenterStage cast is ideal."
-Wall Street Journal

"Thankfully, there is a beautifully acted, narrating teen girl to see all of us through a messy domestic situation in which the Black and white characters and, for that matter, black and white Hollywood movies, have turned to a confusing gray in the Brooklyn of 1950."
-Baltimore Messenger

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