Imani Douglas is the artistic director of the Richard Allen Center for Culture and Art (RACCA). At RACCA's Seaport Salon, she has developed and directed such projects as Masque, by Michael Dinwiddie; Linda Means to Wait; and most recently Songs for Obama, her tribute to the recent historical event. As a seasoned director, she has worked on and off Broadway as well as regionally at such theaters as the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theater of Louisville, and the National Black Theater Festival. She is known for such groundbreaking work as Pearl Cleage's Chain, her own World War II drama; Snow; and the provocative Rough Draft of My Life (at P.S.122, the Nuyorican Café, and the Hip Hop Theater Festival). Douglas's other credits include: Late Bus to Mecca at the Judith Anderson Theater, Fear Itself at Crossroads, Olivia's Opus at the Hartford Stage, and The Fallen Angel at Woodie King's New Federal Theater. Her Broadway credits include serving as assistant director for Mule Bone, directed by Michael Schultz, and the national tour of Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk, directed by George Wolfe. Her television credits include: the Warner Bros. Writers Workshop; Hangin' with Mr. Cooper; In the House; and an animation pilot, T-Rock's Slammin' Cave Dayz, for CBS.
Teaching and Research Interests
theatre; aesthetic education; women/African American women in drama; television and film writing