For the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change.  -  Audre Lorde

Nigel Semaj, (they/them) 
Assistant Professor of Performance. Movement Director  
Affiliate Assistant Professor- Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies

University of Maryland, Baltimore County 

MFA. Theatre Directing, New Work Development. The New School for Drama                                
B.A, Theatre Directing and Performance Lycoming College


Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 2 Irene Ryans Acting Scholarship Co-Chair

American Alliance for Theatre Education Member

elevAATE co-editor


Devising Physical Theatre & Collaborative Choreography
MD Arts Summit Conference. June 2024 

Embark on an exploration of Physical Theatre & Collaborative Choreography, a transformative workshop dedicated to the art of crafting dynamic movement narratives.  

Equity in Evaluation: Nurturing Artistic Growth through Antiracist Feedback Practices. AATE 37th Annual Conference: ROOTING CHANGE. July 2024

Considering our historical approach to providing feedback and critiques to students, this session challenges the traditional top-down structures in favor of a more student-centered approach. Taking inspiration from Felicia Rose Chavez's "The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop," I have shaped an approach for offering feedback/critique in theatre classroom presentations, scenes, and projects.