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Donald Douglass

Donald Douglass most recently directed I Am a Man at Arena Stage and Spunk at Penumbra Theatre Company. Other directing credits include the workshop production of Marion McClinton’s Police Boys at Playwrights Horizons; the Off-Broadway production of Freefall for the Weissberger Foundation, which was nominated for seven Audelco Awards; Fences for Baltimore’s Center Stage; and The Piano Lesson for New American Theater in Rockford, Illinois. He directed and choreographed George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum for Yale Repertory Theatre, which won Best Play in Connecticut; and Spunk for The Goodman Theatre, which won four Joseph Jefferson Awards, including Best Director. In 1973 he joined Chicago’s Free Street Theater as an artistic associate and later became the acting artistic director. During his tenure he staged over 50 plays, including the hit musical Project! His additional directing credits include Fences at Rockford’s New American Theater, and Chicago’s Theatre Company’s productions of That Serious He Man Ball and Po’. He also directed and choreographed Po’ at the South Dallas Cultural Center. He choreographed and was a featured actor in Robert Townsend’s movie The Hollywood Shuffle and was dance director of the award-winning PBS film The Killing Floor. Mr. Douglass is currently directing and producing a feature film titled Policy.