About Us Bare bones, powerful theatre.

MISSION

Ground Up & Rising, Inc. is a 501(c)3 critically acclaimed, award-winning minimalist professional theatre organization whose programming is intended to widen our empathetic sensibilities and promote understanding amongst humankind. We do so through our three institutional pillars:

1) Artistic Excellence: An unwavering commitment to creating high-quality theatre.
2) Leadership in Diversity: Through an amalgamation of play selection, artistic choices, and non-traditional casting, Ground Up aims to be a regional leader in diversity by cultivating the careers of talented minority artists, giving these under-exposed artists rare market opportunities in a region where they are underrepresented in the Arts.
3) Commitment To Underserved Constituencies: Ground Up is fervently committed to underserved constituencies that are often neglected in the professional Arts community. In addition to providing minority artists opportunities for growth and acclaim, we seek to develop the future audience of the Arts through FREE admission for all people under the age of 25. We also provide FREE ASL interpreted performances for the deaf and hard of hearing communities.

 

 

 

Biographies of
Staff/Board Members

 ARTURO ROSSI
 Executive Director
 Co-Founder
 Board Member

 

 COLLIN CARMOUZE
 Artistic Director
 Board Member

 

 BECHIR SYLVAIN
 Vice President
 Co-Founder
 Board Member

 

 SHEAUN MCKINNEY
 Co-Founder
 Board Member

 

 RACHEL CHIN
 Creative Media
 Coordinator
 Board Member

 

 KAMESHIA DUNCAN
 Board Member