Alric Davis, founding Artistic Director
To reach back into the community and galvanize a passion for the arts to those unexposed, Alric partnered with friends to create The Bayou Theatre Company in 2013. Now retitled The Sankofa Collective (2019), the organization has successfully produced three Houston premieres, 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. His original play Different, Damaged, Damned won the Alley Theatre’s Houston Young Playwrights Exchange scholarship in 2013. The work also received Best of Fest at the 2016 D.C. Capitol Fringe Festival and his play about the Black Panther Party, Queen Peaches, won the Inaugural Black Box Theatre Festival at The Tank in New York. His original work Reap The Reparations was a commissioned work in 2020 for Theatre Alliance in D.C. and the one act play Bashful and the Noize won the 2021 Page to Stage Festival for the Kennedy Center in D.C.
Alric Davis holds a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Howard University in Musical Theatre and Playwriting. Favorite acting credits include Phenomenal Woman (James/Guy/Bailey), Code Feet (Mickey/Officer), The Lawsons: A Love Story (Curtis/Eric), Barrabus The Bus (Barrabus), The Legend of Georgia Mcbride (Rexy), Anything Goes (Moonface Martin), The Color Purple (Harpo), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon) and Trouble in Mind (John). Directing credits include Julius Caesar, Bashful and the Noize, Twelfth Night, Burden of Proof, Marie Antoinette, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Next to Normal, Miss Evers Boys and The Wiz (Best Director of a Musical - Broadway World Award 2019).