Damion A. Parran (Managing Director) hails from Washington, DC. He recently completed three years of managing arts programs as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s Regional Arts Manager. He is a recipient of The Kennedy Center Arts Management Institute Fellowship (2010). Prior to returning to Washington, DC, in 2009, Damion spent five seasons as the Managing Director of Watts Village Theater Company (WVTC), a nonprofit multicultural theater organization based in Los Angeles, California. While at WVTC, he co-developed and produced over ten of the organization’s theater projects. He received his BFA in theater management from CalArts. After completing his BFA, he joined Cornerstone Theater Company’s artistic ensemble and administrative staff. While there, he worked as associate producing director and education coordinator. During his 14 years in Los Angeles, CA, he worked as reading coordinator for Center Theatre Group’s (CTG) playwriting laboratories and new work festivals. He also served as production assistant and program coordinator for CTG’s Performing for Los Angeles Youth (P.L.A.Y). In 2005, Mr. Parran received Cornerstone Theater Company’s Quentin Drew Community Bridge Award. He recently completed a two-year term as board treasurer and chief financial officer for River East Emerging Leader (r.e.e.l.), a nonprofit membership organization based in Wards 7 and Ward 8 in Washington, DC.