NJ Mitchell

Actress/Singer/Artistic Director

Making Edutainment the conversation

NJ Mitchel

FILM (Disney Production & Independent Films)-TV-COMMERCIALS-PRINT & CA Regional BILLBOARD Mother’s Against Gun

Violence Campaign Model, Social Justice & Art Lessons using Theater (SALT) Theater Instructor, Life Coach, Empowerment Speaker and Communication Practitioner.

Theater at its best often works toward and stands for smart eduTainment. Theater-lovers are enlightened by generous artist not for great entertainment alone but education that calls us to improve our actions.

As a theater director, it is critical and responsible to participate in the careful timing and selection of informed literature. There is a lyrical story, an artful dance being played out on stage. It is important for the director to orchestrate and connect the passages, with a fine tuned effort that respects the playwright’s work of art, theme, and rhythm in service to both our generous actors and theater-village.

ANMT outreach, compose collaborations on our programming and talkback conversations, that press forward on difficult subject matter and include distinguished faculty, journalist, and lecturers in discussions. Art makes a difference in our world and to our guest. The theater community as a whole should care a bit more about our theater’s verity and how the world sees the work that we do as Theatre-Talk professionals.

ANMT orchestrates community connections and communicates in ways that celebrate ensemble; the right involvement at the right time is always prominence.

2017-18 Black Pearl Sings
Alliance for New Music Theatre (ANMT)
DuPont Underground
Director: Artistic Director NJ Mitchell

2017 Columbia LightHouse for Blind (CLB)
Summer Camp Theater Production/Talkback
Artistic Director NJ Mitchell

2016-17 Mosaic Theater Race and Identity Workshop
Workshop & co-Facilitator: NJ Mitchell

2015-17 FROM SELMA TO FERGUSON…We Still Have Work to Do series:
FERGUSON, SANFORD FLORIDA, BALTIMORE, CHARLESTON, DC
Mt Gilead Performing Arts MinistryCo-Producing/Director
Artistic Director NJ Mitchell

2015-17 Theater J
Former Edlavitch Jewish Community Center
PASSPORT Program
Talkback Facilitator, Artistic Director NJ Mitchell

2016-17 WHILE I AM HERE
DC Playwright: LaVern Ballesteros
DC Meridian Hill Park
Artistic Director MGPAM, NJ Mitchell

2015-16 Annual Church Conference
Baptist Capital Congress Convention
Theater Instructor: Process Drama Course
Artistic Director MGPAM, NJ Mitchell

2015-16 Annual Church Conference
Baptist Capital Congress Convention
Social Justice Monologue Production
FANNIE LOU HAMER, ROSA PARKS, BARBARA JORDAN
Artistic Director MGPAM, NJ Mitchell

2016
A CHANGE IS GONNA COME
Playwright: Vickie l Evans
THEARC THEATER
(toured Black Theater Festival)
Artistic Director NJ Mitchell

2016 THE INN KEEPER
Mt Gilead Performing Arts Ministry (MGPAM)
Playwright Roosevelt Wright Jr
Artistic Director NJ Mitchell

2014 HOMELESS LIVES : Unforgettable Personal Stories
Hosting Producer:
Washington DC Jewish Center
Theater J
Writer: Susan Orlins
Director NJ Mitchell – Theater J

2014 THE MARCH
50th Anniversary Celebration March on Washington
Alan Marshall, Director/Writer CIVIL RIGHTS ARTS PROJECT
Acting Role of Susan Williams

2014 FREEDOM SUMMER
Hosted by Mt. Gilead Performing Arts Ministry
Co-Producing/Director NJ Mitchell
CIVIL RIGHTS ARTS PROJECT and NJ Mitchell dba NJoy(dot)cool
Director/Writer, Alan Marshall

Alliance for New Music-Theatre, Board of Director and Community Engagement & Creative Director

Artistic Director Mt Gilead Performing Arts Ministry

Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC), Opening Host Committee Member

African American Civil War Museum partnership

Mosaic Theater Company of DC Founding Board Member and Program Committee member

@ATLAS Performing Arts Center

Congressional Chorus/American Youth Chorus, Board Member

Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy & Initiatives (OWPI) Committee Member for Mayor Muriel Bowser

Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture, Host Committee Member

African American Civil War Museum partnership

Former Edlavitch DCJCC Theater J, PASSPORTS Theater Program TALKBACK Facilitator