Artist, Leader, Community Gatherer

I am an award-winning arts administrator, director, actor, playwright, and teaching artist with over 20 years of experience synthesizing theatre, American history, and social justice in Washington, DC and Buffalo, NY.

Theatre Practice

In more than 20 years of theatre practice, I have directed, written, and performed in numerous productions, most memorably of plays by Pulitzer Award-winning playwrights Lynn Nottage, Dael Orlandersmith, August Wilson, and Ayad Akhtar.


Leadership highlights include serving as Director of Arts Engagement and Education at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Creative Programs Director of Young Playwrights’ Theater, Producing Artistic Director of African Continuum Theatre Company, and Lead Teaching Artist at historic Ford’s Theatre.

Highlights and Recognition

Keynote Speaker, 2023 Arts Services Inc. Creative Professionals Exchange • Co-recipient, 2022 Best of WNY Award for Best Theater Education Programming with Second Generation Theatre • Recipient, 2022 Mayor Byron W. Brown Black History Month Art Award • Co-recipient, 2021 Arts Services Inc. Spark Award for Arts Integration with the Buffalo Police Department • Member, Leadership Buffalo Class of 2020 • 2019 Cullen Foundation Fellow – Arts Leadership • Recipient, 2019 Leadership Accelerator Certificate


Adjudication and mentorship efforts include projects with the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Prince George’s County Theatre Festival, the Mead Theatre Lab Program, the Junior Theater Festival, and National History Day. I proudly served on the TheatreWashington Helen Hayes Awards Board of Governors for two terms and co-founded the biannual Black Theatre & Dance Symposium at the University of Maryland with Scot Reese.