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Advocacy Theatre & Filmmaker

Douglas Dubois is an award winning Writer, Producer and Actor/Director, who's works support and empower underrepresented communities. He is the Founder and Creative Director of Sebamala Arts Inc., a non profit that develops equality, advocacy and empowerment programming for young people, women and people of color across East Africa and the United States. He has directed Shakespeare In Love (Keegan Theatre, Washington DC), The Word From Kampala (The Flea Theatre, NYC), Good People (Asst. Director, Keegan Theatre, DC), The Surrogate (Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, NYC). In 2020, his play DALLIANCES, screened at the International AIDS Conference (Global Youth Village) and was produced by the Missouri Theatre Department in 2021 for the Mizzou New Play Series. Starting off as a performer with international repertoire across East Africa, the UK and United States, Dubois has taken on roles as Ben (First Chair, WOMXN Festival 2020), Nelson (Strings, Kampala International Theatre Festival, 2017), Jedediah Schultz/Aaron McKinney/Russel Henderson/Mormon Minister (Laramie Project, Alliance Francaise Kampala 2016), Claudio (Much Ado About Nothing 2014) and Danny Zuko (Grease, 2014) at Uganda National Theatre among others. He uses theatre and film as a tool for advocacy and development communication, exploring identity, gender equality, sexuality, black pride and Pan-Africanism. His works also reimagine the black experience, challenging slavery, racism to reclaim African culture and heritage in narratives where Black humanity has been previously eroded. As Arts Administrator, he has worked as Associate General Manager at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC, Managing Director at National Queer Theater in New York City, and Media/Marketing & Public Relations Manager at Silent Voices Uganda.

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