This week Jimmy talks with 2022 Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education winner Roshunda Jones-Koumba. She talks about her Tony Awards experience, her mentors and inspirations, and her amazing work at her school, G.W. Carver Magnet High School in Houston, TX.
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Roshunda Jones-Koumba, Tony Award winner in Education, graduated from Prairie View A&M University with a B.A. in theatre and Master of Education in administration. She is the proud recipient of the Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teacher of the Year Award and the International Thespian Society Inspirational Theatre Educator of the Year Award. Jones was also inducted into the Texas Thespians Hall of Fame and received the inaugural Arts Educator of the Year from the TUTS Leading Ladies organization.
As the director of the Panther Players Troupe #6753, the troupe has been successful on the state and national level at the UIL One Act Play contest, Tommy Tune Awards, Texas Thespians State Festival and International Thespian Festival.
Jones-Koumba currently serves on the chapter board for Texas Thespians, UIL OAP Advisory Committee Chair Elect, board of directors for Texas Educational Theatre Association and President for the C. Lee Turner’s Black Theatre Educators’ Caucus.
In addition, she was the director of the Litefooter youth program at the Plaza Theatre for eleven years where she was part of the board of directors for four. she was honored with a proclamation from the City of Wharton for the work she did in the community. During her limited free time, she's a teaching artist for TUTS Humphreys School of Musical Theatre, Ensemble Theatre and works as an actor, director and theatre consultant.