Contribution of Service to Academic, Professional, and Civic Communities

University, College and Departmental Committees

College of Arts and Sciences

            • Executive Committee
            • College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Meeting Recording Secretary

Division of Fine Arts

            • Executive Committee - Vice President

Department of Theatre Arts

            • Area Coordinator - Playwriting
            • Appointments, Tenure & Promotion Committee
            • Executive Committee
            • Academic Standards Committee
            • Owen Dodson Awards Committee - Chair
            • Scholarship Committee -- Chair
            • Curriculum Committee -- Chair

Professional Organization Memberships

Maintained membership in professional organizations and unions:

          • Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
          • Dramatist Guild of America
          • Association of Theatre in Higher Education
          • August Wilson Society (founding member)
          • The Creativity Coaches Association
          • Delta Sigma Theta Inc.

Volunteer Support

        • Volunteer Mistress of Ceremonies – "Gloria Sings Gospel" fundraiser for African Continuum Theatre Company
        • Volunteer Production Coordinator - "Let Freedom Sing - The Marian Anderson Story in Opera" a co-production between Takoma Theatre Conservancy and the Washington Opera. (3/24/2011)
        • Volunteer Workshop at Unity of WDC "How to Use a Vision Board to Increase your Creativity."
        • Volunteer featured actress in "The Vagina Monologues" with Fashion Empowering Women Foundation at Montgomery College Performing Arts Center.

Board Memberships

        • Takoma Theatre Conservancy
        • DC Black Theatre Festival - Secretary
        • A.Salon/DC Artists Studios - Secretary
        • Playwrights Forum

Local Service

Arts Management

        • Founded the nonprofit, The Performing ArtsTraining Studio Inc., offering full service training for youth and adults in Contemporary Acting and Playwriting. Employing a staff of 10. (Washington DC)
        • Provide youth performing arts training through The Children's Theatre Workshop/TCTW summer camp. - click here to view 501c3 notice
        • Led specialized master classes in playwriting, directing and improv/acting.
        • Provided private acting coaching services for new and seasoned actors

Photos Below: Guest teacher Vera J. Katz, Staff, Adult acting workshop, CEO Denise J. Hart hard at work!