Alric Davis, Artistic Director
Alric Davis is currently pursuing his Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Houston with a concentration in Arts Leadership. He also holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree from Howard University with a concentration in Musical Theatre and Playwriting. He is the recipient of the Theatre Under the Stars’ Tommy Tune Award Scholarship and a recipient of the Texas Thespians Scholarship Award for Excellence. His original play Different, Damaged, Damned garnered positive reviews at the 2016 Capitol Fringe Festival in Washington D.C. after being chosen as a winner of the Houston Young Playwrights Exchange at the Alley Theatre in 2013. His original play Queen Peaches, inspired by the Black Panther Party, was featured at the inaugural Black Box Project for The Tank in New York City, NY.
Directing/Choreography: Eclipsed at Howard University, The Wiz and Miss Evers Boys for Pearl Theatre, Victor/Victoria for Playhouse 1960, Pheonix at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, A Lesson In Physics for Arena Stage, A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Rice University, Marie Antoinette, Next to Normal, Fences and the Houston premiere of Passing Strange, choreography for Pecong for BTC, Aladdin Jr. and The Little Mermaid Jr. at the Plaza Theatre.
Some of his favorite performance credits are A Midsummer Night's Dream (Oberon), Anything Goes (Moonface Martin), Insurrection (Hammet), Not About Nightingales (Rev. Hooker), Torn Asunder (Moses) and Harlem (Harlem) at Howard University; Others include Day Dreaming (Billy Strayhorn), The Color Purple, Little Shop of Horrors, Ruined, The Darker Face of the Earth and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Short Films: Juvenilia (as James Baldwin), Husk and Demon in the Daylight.
In an effort to reach back into the community and galvanize a passion for the arts to those unexposed, he partnered with Trey Morgan Lewis to create The Bayou Theatre Company in 2013. Now retitled The Sankofa Collective in 2019, the organization has successfully produced three Houston premieres (Passing Strange in 2015; Pecong in 2016; Kill Move Paradise in 2018), one world premiere (Gems in 2014), garnered 7 Broadway World Awards and offered positive and thought-provoking pre-professional and professional artistic opportunities to at-risk youth and adults within the greater Houston area.
Contact Alric Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org