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  • Class of 2016

  • Roots of GU experience: Davis Center (On/offstage & Scene Shop), TPST Classes, Black Theater Ensemble, Culture and Performance Living & Learning Communities
  • What’s the Davis Center’s lasting impact on your current values and work? My time in the Davis Center with TPST has always reminded me of the ‘what’, ‘why’, and ‘for who’ behind all of my creative work. Cura personalis and ‘Women and Men for Others’ also created a lasting impact on my values as an artist. 
  • How have you carried the Davis Center’s ethos of creating new work and collaborations? I started the Black Stories Matter Project, an on-going anthology of interviews from Black activists during this time of social reckoning in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. 
  • What are some professional highlights? I directed George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum for the Black Theatre Ensemble’s 40th anniversary season in 2019 and Assistant Directed “Breathing Free” a visual album opera featuring excerpts from Beethoven’s Fidelio, Negro Spirituals, and songs by Harry T. Burleigh, Florence Price, Langston Hughes, Anthony Davis, and Thulani Davis.

“My experience at the Davis Center was truly unique among my friends in Georgetown’s other programs. We were being educated not just in how to make great theater (and we did make some great theater!) but in how to be thinkers; dreamers; makers; doers; collaborators. Some of us have gone on to make theater professionally. Some (myself included) have gone off to pursue other things. But all of us left with a deep understanding of how to be vulnerable and honest and present and real with the people we work with.”

Mar Cox