Bashi Rose, founder of Nommo Theatre/film, is a Baltimore based theatre artist and filmmaker. His works have been produced in numerous venues and is often community based. Since 2007 he has been facilitating a prison theatre program, Direct Responses Alleviate Misdirected Aggression (D.R.A.M.A.) at the Maryland Correctional Training Center in Hagerstown, MD. In 2012 he was awarded an Open Society Institute fellowship to expand D.R.A.M.A. He also works with a cultural youth program, Dancing Many Drums (DMD), that uses the arts to study and explore the African Diaspora. DMD youth have traveled to and studied Jamaica, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and New Orleans. In 2014 he looks forward to more collaborations with artist of various disciplines and premiering original D.R.A.M.A. pieces in community venues.