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My name is Jasmine Mitchell, but you can call me Jas. I come from the sacrifices of an immigrant mother and father; I'm moved forward and upward by the gusts of the Dominica breeze. I'm from the sweat of my ancestors who came before me. That same determination for more motivates me today.

 

I am a playwright, director, and performer. I recently graduated from University of Maryland with her B.A. in Theatre. My focus faith-based and highlights Black women’s stories.

 

I received honorable mention from the KCACTF Stage Director’s and Choreographers competition. I also played Agnes in the world premiere of the online edition of She Kills Monsters.

 

I believe theatre oftentimes creates the social change that politics can't, in allowing audiences to step into the experiences they may never know the intricacies of.

Current projects:

  • a calypso-rap fusion musical, RAPunzel, and compiling a comprehensive anti-racist guide.

  • Artistic Associate/ Company manager at Andy’s Summer Playhouse, where I co-lead weekly roundtables about race in America.

Up next:

  • November 2020: Fearless New Play festival Workshop of RAPunzel with UMD