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Staci Mitchell

A native of Southern California, Staci her earned BA in Theatre Arts & Dance and her MA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis on Womanism and Black Female Identity from California State University, Los Angeles.  She is a theatre practitioner specializing in investigating the roles and multiple identities of African women in the Diaspora.

She has worked on stage in several Los Angeles stage productions, is a former acting member of the Robey Theatre Company and has twice been nominated for NAACP Theatre Awards.  Staci has also worked in independent film, on television, as a voiceover artist, an orator, and performance poet.  Also a playwright, Staci is following up her meta-theatrical solo piece, Beloved Woman, Mother, and Wife with a full-length play.

Before joining the faculty of Pan African Studies, Staci developed and facilitated a theatrical program for high school students in the Pasadena Unified School District and is a former adjunct faculty member of Theatre Arts & Dance at CSULA.