David D. Mitchell

David is the Cultural Affairs Program Coordinator for South Baltimore Initiatives at The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.  He is the former Creative Director at Baltimore’s Motor House, the Founding Program Manager for the Urban Arts Leadership Program at the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Executive Board Member/ Associate Artistic Director for Arena Players, Inc. and a Program Manager for the Black Theatre Commons.

He graduated from Morgan State University with a BA in Theatre, and received an MFA from the New School for Social Research.  He returned to Baltimore in 2005 to work as a full time lecturer at Morgan State University (2005-2008) and since then he has been a facilitator and major catalyst; in bringing together diverse segments of the performing arts community. He’s facilitated and instructed university and college students in the fundamentals of theater, acting, advanced acting, voice, and theater history. He’s initiated working relationships among students from Morgan, MICA, Coppin, Towson, UMBC, Goucher and Loyola who generally have not worked together previously. He has also created opportunities for emerging arts organizations from diverse segments of the Baltimore performing arts community to work together on projects.

David has worked with several Art Education groups in Baltimore as the lead theater consultant (BELL-Building Educated Leaders for Life, Young Audiences of Maryland, Unchained Talent and Bright Starts-School 33).  He has worked both in the classroom and at community centers.   He believes the only approach to effective arts programming is an aggressive team oriented approach.



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