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.
Keycard won Outstanding Styling in a Short film at the SOFIE awards in New York.
Associate General Manager at Shakespeare Theatre Co. (Washington DC) where he supported upto 6 productions
Directed Shakespeare In Love at Keegan Theatre.
Managing Director, National Queer Theater, new York City.
Won UNDP's creative writing competition, #Reaching16
Released Keycard, a production which employed up to 100 filmmakers in Uganda.
Commenced development and production of Black Glove and Keycard.
Developed and ran the digital African Play Readers Series produced by Sebamala Arts.
Kick started Digital Artist Development Workshops and a global African Play Readers network.
Debuted in Washington DC as performer, WOMXN on Fire Festival at Keegan Theater.
Premiered DALLIANCES at the International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2020
Won scholarship to join membership at the International AIDS Society.
Member Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Lincoln Center, New York
Edited publication of mental health research Invisible Scars (Enkovu Ezitalabika) 2019.
Assisted Silent Voices Uganda's Theater Directors Apprenticeship into a continental program.
Coined multidisciplinary art platform, The PoMDaP™ Experience
Won World Bank Blog4Dev in efforts to end Gender based Violence (GBV) in Uganda / East Africa.
Marked a repertoire of over 30 theater, radio, film and television productions across Africa.
Managed Media, Marketing and Public Relations Communications at Silent Voices Uganda until 2018.
First actor simultaneously screening on 2 TV dramas on competing Uganda networks NTV & UrbanTV
Graduated with B.A upper honors in Journalism & Communication, Makerere University
Nominated most fashionable actor, Pearl of Africa Fashion Awards
Performed in two major productions at Kampala International Theatre Festival
Produced radio Arts Magazines The bassline & 2Songs1Book, syndicated by Wizarts Media, countrywide.
Co-founded multimedia & advocacy non Profit, ELESmode Productions for marginalized communities.
Features/Arts Writer for Daily Monitor Publications, a national private news paper until 2019.
Created media platforms as President of Makerere University Journalism & Communication Association
Performed poetry for Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and other realms at CHOGM.
1st Runner Up Uganda Debt Network youth essay competition on Corruption