WHAT FOLKS SAY ABOUT
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 News
Daniels' brilliant ensemble for this movie is completely out of the box, savvy, and brilliant...One of those brilliant choices was Amina Robinson, who plays Jermaine in the film.
There are other co-stars in the film that cannot be forgotten, one particular actress is Amina Robinson.
-Yanina Carter, Scoop USA
Of the young women in Patton's class, Xosha Roquemore as the overly self confident Joann and Amina Robinson as the sexually ambiguous Jermaine might be the ones to watch in the future.
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
Another supporting character named Jermaine, played by Amina Robinson, is a trans man. Jermaine has a quiet, strong yet affectionate masculinity. It is through the striking poetics of Jermaine holding Precious' newborn that we understand the promise of a certain tenderness and love lost on--yearned for--and then possibly found by Precious in her new son.
-Michelle Marzullo, Bilerizo Review
MAMMA MIA! BROADWAY
HIP HOP WEEKLY MAGAZINE
"Amina Robinson, The up-and-coming Hollywood actress and Broadway star looked lovely in a plunging neckline black cocktail dress."
CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
"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, Broadwayworld.com
"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."
"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..."
" 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."
"The story is told through the eyes of the older daughter, Ernestine, beautifully played by Amina S. Robinson. Robinson not only interacts with everyone onstage but also is the narrator , telling the story directly to the audience as well."
-WLG 1370 Music of your life.
RAGS N RICHES MAGAZINE
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
FIRST BROADWAY NATIONAL TOUR
"LaTonya Holmes, Amina S. Robinson, and Yasmeen Sulieman enliven every scene they're in"
- LA Downtown News
"Also exceptional are the three street urchins, Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon (Amina S. Robinson, LaTonya Holmes, and Yasmeen Sulieman), far superior to their Broadway counterparts they perform with the requisite raw energy and powerhouse vocals for their girl group numbers."
"The glue of the show is left to the street urchins, three doo-wop era ladies who form a perfectly synchronized chorus. Played by Yasmeen Sulieman, Amina S. Robinson and LaTonya Holmes, the trio supports the lead actors with seamless humor, attitude and choreographed dance routines." --
"And then there are those three divas from Skid Row - Yasmeen Sulieman, Amina S. Robinson, and LaTonya Holmes bring down the house as the soulful Greek chorus. All three possess powerful vocal instruments that leave you begging for more. Each girl can belt with ease and finesse, and they create hilarious performances as well. You will fall head over heels for these three astounding ladies."
-Talking Broadway Regional Review
"The angelic voices of the doo-wop-trio-meets-Greek-chorus (Yasmeen Sulieman, Amina S. Robinson and LaTonya Holmes) bewitch from the title song onward"
Perhaps the most stunning performance of the night came from the trio Ronnette (LaTonya Holmes), Crystal (Amina S. Robinson) and Chiffon (Yasmine Sulieman). Their enthusiasm was matched by their raw ability to sing and dance. Each woman provided great comedic timing, as well as a powerful presence that created a flashy and flamboyant ensemble. The title song was easily the most impressive of the night as the women covered the stage with class and style, leaving the audience in a state of awe from their tight harmonies and solid ability to blend. -The Daily Aztec
"But the show really belongs to the Greek-Chorus-girl group: LaTonya Holmes, Amina S. Robinson and Yasmeen Sulieman. With strong voices, powerful delivery and some serious attitude, they pack the stage with the energy that drives the play." -The Daily Herald
"Chiffon, Crystal, and Ronette the street urchins who lead us through this odd little musical, are the shows first delight. Part Greek chorus, part Supremes knock-off, this trio's gospel-pop song stylings rev up the show's energy level."
-The Salt Lake Tribune
NEW YORK AND REGIONAL
SPARKLE The Musical
"Amina Robinson brought a wonderful sincerity to the title role and sings like an angel."
Kimberly C. Roberts/ Philadelphia Tribune
"Amina Robinson's starring debut follows the river to places that Irene Carra's movie performance never reached."
Gloria Blakely/ Philadelphia Sunday Sun
"Sparkling performance from Amina."
Renee Lucas Wayne/ Philadelphia Daily News
Romeo and Juliet
*BEST ACTRESS ALDELCO AWARD NOMINATION
"Amina Robinson fresh and teenae as juliet delighted the audience."
Eleanor Levine/ New York Amsterdam News
All In The Timing
"Robinson is break-your-heart touching."
J. Cooper Robb/ Philadelphia City Paper
"The Universal Language is the evenings best acted piece, with Amina Robinson... Robinson's character blossoms wonderfully."