South Dallas Cultural Center

October 2012, December 2012, March 2013      


Ava Wilson: Dallas native Ava Wilson received her undergraduate degree in Africana Studies from Howard University and a master's degree from Temple University, where she studied the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements in Dallas. Wilson is a 2004 NAACP/ACT-SO Gold Medalist in Playwriting and a Presidential Scholar in the Arts for Short Story Writing. 

Harold J. Steward: Harold J. Steward has been an arts administrator and theater practitioner for over fifteen years. Steward studied communication at Newman University and playwriting at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. He currently serves as a Performing Arts Coordinator for the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs' South Dallas Cultural Center. He is also currently the Artistic Director of Fahari Arts Institute, a multi-discipline arts and letters institute created to celebrate and display works of GLBT/Queer artists from the African Diaspora. 

Michelle Gibson: Michelle Gibson is a choreographer, educator, and performing artist who received her BFA in Dance from Tulane University and her MFA in Dance and Performance from Hollins University/American Dance Festival at Duke University. Currently Gibson teaches at Brookhaven College in Dallas and is an artist in residence with the Ashe' Cultural Arts Center and a choreographer for Six Flags/WOW Entertainment and the Dallas Children's Theater. 

Patrick Washington: After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Patrick Washington completed an undergraduate degree in Film from Clark University. 

Malik Ali Dillard: Malik Ali Dillard attended and was trained in music at the Alexander Hamilton Music Academy in Los Angeles, California. Throughout the years, Dillard has been on a journey to create a musical sound that is unparalleled to anything the world has ever heard.