Meet the team

Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco (Director) (she/ella) is a theatre artist whose work encompasses performance, activism and education. She has created and taught theatre through the lens of community engagement with a focus on Title 1 and migrant populations. An associate member of SDC, her directing and choreography credits include Convergence Theatre, Synetic Theater, GALA Hispanic Theatre, Adventure Theatre, Keegan Theatre, Imagination Stage, Young Playwrights’ Theater, Source Theatre, and the Kennedy Center’s New Visions New Voices Festival. She has also choreographed for Avant Bard, Theatre J, Mosaic Theatre Company, and Keegan Theatre. As a performer, she has appeared at the Kennedy Center, Theatre Alliance, NextStop Theatre, Discovery Theatre, Imagination Stage, and in several films, commercials, and TV shows. Ms. Velasco is the Artistic Director/Founder of Convergence Theatre and a theatre professor for Bowie State University. A commissioned playwright and theatre researcher, she has contributed to publications for Routledge and Intellect Books, and has served on panels for Boston Conservatory, George Mason University, Montgomery College, Theatre Washington and the Women’s Theatre Festival of North Carolina. MFA in Directing, Catholic University.

Upcoming: In the Heights, NextStop Theatre, May 2023. 

www.elenavelasco.net  



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