Denise Kumani Gantt
Director of Education
Denise Kumani Gantt is currently the director of education at the Lyric. She serves on the events committee for Maryland Citizens for the Arts, the BAEI Advisory Committee and the Urban Arts Leadership Council. Her plays and performance works include meditations/from the ash, winner of the Artscape’s Best Play Contest; anatomy/lessons part of Penumbra Theater’s Cornerstone Project, and The Gift, which in 2011 received staged readings at ACT (Seattle) and New York’s Drama League. In January 2013, her solo work, Eve’s Lament, was part the Lekhana Literary Weekend in Bangalore, India. In 2003, her collection of poetry, conjuring the dead, was awarded the Maryland Emerging Writers Award. Gantt is a founding member of the theater ensemble Medusa Speaks, is an adjunct professor at Coppin State University, and holds an MFA in Theatre from Towson University.