David D. Mitchell


David D. Mitchell is the Project Coordinator for the South Baltimore initiatives at the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Founder of the Urban Arts Leadership Program at the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, and an Executive Board Member/ Associate Artistic Director for Arena Players Inc. (The oldest continuously African American community theater in the United States).  As Manager of Programs and Development, David will serve as primary programmatic and development coordinator for BTC. He will develop, implement and manage a fundraising strategy for the BTC. He will create a fundraising calendar, research and prospect potential funders, serve as primary grant writer and generate funding proposals. He will be the primary liaison between BTC’s fiscal sponsor, and ensure compliance with the needs of funders and all partners. He will develop and maintain organizational and program budgets, and operationalize all programmatic initiatives.


JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell


JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell is the Founding Artistic Director and Producer for Black Ops Theatre Company in Durham, NC.  She is also the founder, curator and lead strategist for The Bullcity Black Theatre Festival. As Manager of Logistics, JaMeeka will serve as the primary logistical coordinator for BTC. She will manage the administrative and programmatic calendar, schedule all meetings and conference calls, maintain all administrative collateral (mission statement, org chart, budget, contact lists, etc.) manage the website and social media platforms, and manage all external communications (newsletter, quarterly updates, surveys).

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Phaedra Michelle Scott

Lead Dramaturg

Phaedra Scott is a Boston based dramaturg, director and writer. Phaedra has been a part of the artistic departments of Cleveland Play House, Huntington Theatre Company and Company One Theatre. Dramaturgy credits include Top Girls (Huntington Theatre Company), Dear (MCC Theatre), Pearl's in The House (Utah Shakespeare Festival), And Moira Spins (Huntington Theatre Company), Homecoming Queen (New Harmony Project),  How Soft the Lining (Bad Habit Productions), Jass (New Harmony Project), Can You Forgive Her? (Huntington Theatre Company). Directing credits include: Heritage Hill Naturals (Fresh Ink Theatre), She: A Choreoplay (HERE, NYC), I Don't Know (Company One), Every 28 Hours (Company One / MFA). Regionally she has assistant directed Skeleton Crew, The Who and the What, Bedroom Farce (Huntington Theatre Company). She is the recipient of the Bly Creative Capacity Grant, the Comegys Bight Fellowship and the Frederick Douglass Fellowship, and is a Boston Project playwright with SpeakEasy Stage.  www.phaedrascott.com


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