Arts Administrator

I am the Director of Arts Engagement and Education at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY.

LEADERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS

Young Playwrights' Theater

 

I served as the Creative Programs Director of Young Playwrights' Theater in Washington, DC for two years.

YPT's Mission:

Young Playwrights’ Theater inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices.
By teaching students to express themselves through the art of playwriting, YPT develops students’ language skills, and empowers them with the creativity, confidence and critical thinking skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. YPT honors its students by involving them in a high-quality artistic process where they feel simultaneously respected and challenged and by engaging professional theater artists in producing student plays for the community.

African Continuum Theatre Company

 

I served as the Producing Artistic Director of African Continuum Theatre Company for three years, where I directed all organizational and fiscal management. Highlights include the Black Theatre & Dance Symposium at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland (currently bi-annual), J's Jook Joint, and Blaze of Horns (annual 10-minute play festival).

Black Theatre & Dance Symposium

 

I am a founding producer of the Black Theatre Symposium at the University of Maryland. Along with UMD Theatre faculty member Scot Reese, I created an annual convening of professionals, academics, and students to discuss the past, present, and future of Black Theatre.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP and ENGAGEMENT

TheatreWashington Helen Hayes Awards Board of Governors, member

Prince George’s County Theatre Festival, adjudicator/workshop presenter

The D.C. Commission’s Artist Fellowship Program, adjudicator

Poetry Out Loud, adjudicator

Larry Neal Award for Youth Fiction, adjudicator

The Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival, adjudicator

The Mead Theatre Lab Program, panelist/mentor

National History Day, adjudicator