Dionna Ndlovu



B.A. Theatre Arts — Morgan State University
M.S. Instructional Design & Technology — Full Sail University

Dionna is a multidisciplinary actor/creator, stage manager and lighting designer. She has worked on production staff at Morgan State University (Murphy Fine Arts Center), University of Maryland College Park (Maryland Opera Studio), and Prince Theater in Philadelphia, PA. She specializes in physical theater which encompasses, mime, mask, clown and movement.

Performance credits include The Laramie Project, A Raisin in the Sun, Richard III (CCSA), The Merchant of Venice, The Bluest Eye, Poof!, Euripides’ MEDEA (Morgan State University), The Tale-Tell Heart (50 Fest—Centerstage), Basic Animal (Mondo Festo—EMP Collective), Double Consciousness (Baltimore Annex Theater), Commedia, dell’Arte, Melodrama, Clown, Disparities (Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre).

Stage management credits include The Roses in June, Plays and Players Theatre—Philadelphia, killers, The Paradise Factory—NYC, Make HERstory, D.C. Black Theatre Festival, What a Girl Wants Strand Theater—Baltimore, Crumbs: A Possibly True Story, Baltimore Theatre Project, The Fantasticks, Goucher College, Everybody Else’s Light, Fresh Fruit Festival—NYC, Taking Tiger Mountain by StrategyOh Dad Poor Dad, Momma’s Hung You in the Closet Now I’m Feelin’ So SadInsurrection: Holding History and Flatland Baltimore Annex Theater, White Suit Science, Single Carrot Theater, The Potatoes of August, EMP Collective, Cosí Fan Tutte, Maryland Opera Studio, The Wizard of Oz, Shine, Seussical the Musical Gordon Performing Arts Center, Ebon Kojo: The Last Tribes, Afro House.

Lighting Design credits include Theatre Morgan’s Smitten, The Door, Oleanna, SHE is…Alice in Wonderland (Immaculate Conception Middle School) and GEM:Overcoming/Odds (American Visionary Arts Museum) directed by Carmela Lanza-Weil; When the Moon Cries, African Dance (Towson University) directed by Menes Yahuddah; Deletta Gillespie’s Spring II Life Album Concert; Morgan Dance Ensemble’s 2013, 2015 & 2016 Spring Concert, Dorothy P. Stanley Dance Festival 2015-2016, Dancing Ophelia by Trajectory Dance, The Carroll School of Dance Winter Concert 2015-2016.

Dionna is passionate about community service and organizing for arts and culture, social action, and our children/youth. In her spare time, she actively seeks out open mic nights, explores Northern California, practices Kemetic yoga, Hip-Hop, and African/Afrobeat dance, and makes natural body products.

Dionna Ndlovu
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