Visiting Professor, Performance
Dexter J. Singleton is from Detroit, MI. He is a director, actor, activist, playwright, educator and producer. He is currently the Founding Executive Artistic Director of Collective Consciousness Theatre, a multicultural theatre for social change in New Haven, CT. Since 2007, this company has reached thousands of youth and adults with plays and workshops across the U.S. and Europe. They have produced the work of playwrights Dominique Morisseau, Idris Goodwin, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Katori Hall and many others. As a director, Dexter’s work has recently been seen at TheatreSquared, University of Michigan, University of Arkansas, Flea Theatre (NYC), Long Wharf Theatre, Passage Theatre and others. Recent credits include Flint, Jesus Hopped The A Train, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Among The Western Dinka, Black Book, Topdog/Underdog, The Mountaintop, and She Kills Monsters. Dexter is a Board Member for TYA/USA and Co-Chair of the National Task Force for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in TYA. He was recently awarded the 2019 Artistic Excellence Award from the State of Connecticut and Distinguished Director of a Play for Black Book from The Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival. Upcoming Projects: The Royale (TheatreSquared), Skeleton Crew, Impossible Is Nothing (Collective Consciousness Theatre).