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Douglas Dubois is a Writer, Producer and Actor/Director, who prides greatly in works that empower underrepresented communities. He is the Founder and Creative Director of Sebamala Arts, a non profit that develops equality, advocacy and empowerment for women & youth across East Africa and the United States. He has directed Shakespeare In Love (Keegan Theatre, 2022), The Word From Kampala (The Flea Theatre, New York City, 2022), Good People (Asst. Director, Keegan Theatre, 2021), The Surrogate (Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, New York 2019). In 2020, his play DALLIANCES, screened at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020 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 theater as a tool for advocacy and development communication, exploring identity, gender equality, sexuality, black pride and Pan-Africanism. His works reimagine the black experience, challenging slavery, racism to reclaim African culture and heritage in narratives where Black humanity has been previously eroded. He's an Arts Administrator, and has served as Associate General Manager at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC, Managing Director at National Queer Theater in New York City, Media/Marketing & Public Relations Manager at Silent Voices Uganda.
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