Tonasia (she/her) is a Boston based Disruptor, Program Director, and Creator (Actor/Director) whose work focuses on diverse collaboration and inclusive storytelling to conquer the societal divides through new and reimagined work. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, in recent years she has ventured to work in places such as Washington DC, Alexandria Virginia, Ashland Oregon, and England.
Her roots in classical theater have given her opportunities of traveling England, Washington DC, and New England Areas. Her administrative work has enabled her to work for amazing New England Theater organizations such as Arts Emerson (Creative Producer), Huntington Theatre (Casting/Producing Apprentice), Bad Habit Productions (General Manager), Brown Box Theatre Project (Artistic Outreach Manager), The Theater Offensive (Programs Coordinator), and StageSource (Program Director). Her Acting and Directing work has enabled her to work freelance at New England theaters & universities such as Greater Boston Stage Company, Suffolk University, A.R.T, Fresh Ink, The Theater Offensive, Speakeasy Stage Company, Huntington Theater, and more.
Tonasia holds a BFA in Acting from Emerson College, and is dedicated to collaboration and changing the perspectives of diversity, ethnicity, and gender norms through theatre. Utilizing theater to make those uncomfortable conversation happen. She strives to make today's theatre genuinely reflect and mirror the world as it is "now".
Outside of theatre Tonasia has passions for hiking, Rosie (her american bulldog), dim sum, and embroidery.
Is proud to return to The Theater Offensive as their Interim Director of Programs this 2020 Summer! She is availabe for freelance artistic work as a Actor, Director, and Producer in the New England Area.