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About #BAM Talent

BAM (or Black Art Matters) Talent, Founded in 2021 is a forward-thinking organization, located in Grand Rapids, MI., dedicated to celebrating, promoting, and advocating for Black and underrepresented artists. We work as a nonprofit theatrical training ground to provide a platform for incredible talents, foster inclusion in the art world, and drive positive social change through the transformative power of art.

 

Mission Statement

"To Enrich, Inspire & Enable Black & Underrepresented Voices through Professional-Level Theatrical Training & Production Works."

CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Darius Colquitt
(He/Him)

  • Founder

  • President

  • Prod. Artistic Director

Active since 2021

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Robert Lee Williams III
(He/Him)

  • Vice President

 

Active since 2022

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Jazz McKinney
(They/Them)

  • Board Member

  • Community Development Director

Active Since 2024

STAFF

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Kristi Roshto

Bexx Chambers

Micah J. Hazel

Kayla Kilgore

Foundational Intern

Administrative Asst.

Content Contributor

Content Contributor

FOUNDING BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Darius Colquitt

  • Founder

  • President

  • Prod. Artistic Director

Active since 2021

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Emily Cipriano

  • Co- Founder

  • Former Vice President

Active Years

2021-2023

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Meaghan Gietzen

  • Former Board Member

 

Active Years

2021-2023

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Fatima Bawah

  • Former Board Member

Active Years

2021-2023

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Yesenia Cotto

  • Former Board Member

Active Years

2021-2023

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