Meet Our Board & Staff

MARLINDA BOXLEYExecutive Director
Ms. Boxley joins us from a career in education and nonprofit management. She is humbled, honored, and grateful to leverage her expertise to support arts administration. She is an arts enthusiast who plans to utilize her creative interests to advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) principles. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Junior League of Washington, Friends of Langston Golf Course, and the Top Ladies of Distinction, Washington, DC Chapter.
Darren Marquardt started his career more than 4 decades ago in Minneapolis, MN. He regularly collaborated with the Red Eye Theater including a touring performance at the La Mama Theatre in NYC. He was a performing and teaching artist at several dance studios in the area specializing in Ballroom and Latin Social and Theatrical dance.
ADIYB MUHAMMADBoard Vice President
Adiyb Muhammad is an actor/producer/director, who developed his acting skills by studying with some of the top coaches in the industry: Vera J Katz, Stephen Mitchell, John Pallotta and others whom he identified through his Actors’ Center membership. He has appeared in over 30 stage plays in his 17 years as an actor and has been seen on TVOne, BET, Netflix, HBO and Amazon Prime in various film and TV projects.
EVAN CRUMPBoard Secretary
Evan Crump (he/him) has worked in the DMV area as an actor, director, playwright, producer, and theatre instructor for more than fifteen years.  He is the Founding Artistic Director of Unstrung Harpist Productions and has performed in over sixty productions with local companies. He has a Doctorate of Education from GWU and a Master of Fine Arts in Shakespeare in Performance from Mary Baldwin University.  He currently teaches English and Theatre at Montgomery College.
Nishi Chawla (she/her) is an academician and a writer.  She has ten plays, three feature length movies, two screenplays, six collections of poetry and two novels to her credit. Her plays have been staged both in USA and in India. She has written and directed three independent art house movies: “Mixed Up”(released on Amazon Prime in June 2021), “The Strange Case Of Normalcy” and “Techno.” She also co-edited an anthology of poems, “Singing in the Dark” with K Satchidanandan which was published by Penguin Random House in 2020. Another poetry anthology, “Greening the Earth” will be published by Penguin in May 2023.
DARA GOLDBoard Member
Dara Gold (she/her) is a Washington D.C. based actor, playwright, and director who works in new play development, musicals, and short films. She is the co-founder and co-leader of the women-led, D.C. based theater company Too Much Damn (“TMD”) Theater. Dara has presented her original pieces at the Kennedy Center, Capital Fringe Festival, the D.C. 48 Hour Film Project, and JaYo Théâtre. Outside of theater, Dara is an education attorney advocating for children’s rights.
Ken Stancil Jr. (he/him) is a Creative on a mission to build relationships with people who are passionate about creating diverse and impactful media. He works as an actor, model, writer, photographer, and videographer. Ken has performed in short films, commercials, industrials, and television shows. His special skills include spending money on comic books and binge watching sci-fi shows.
Belinda Fadlelmola has been an actor, producer, director and playwright in film, TV, and stage since 2004. She has been an Actors’ Center member for more than 10 years. Belinda’s professional background is 40 years in the federal service providing outreach and education on home buying, federal contracts and grants, and affordable housing.
Antoinette has been performing since the wee age of 3, with her first solo at Christmas Sunrise Church Services. From there, she went on to hone her craft and star in many productions, The Colored Museum, Little Shop of Horrors, A…My Name is Alice, Ragtime and The Wiz, to name a few. An accomplished, passionate performer, announcer and creative, she is thrilled to join the Actors Center, DC.
MORGAN SENDEKProgramming and Marketing Manager
Morgan Sendek (she/her) is an actor and teaching artist from Arlington, Virginia now based in New York City. She has performed locally with Taffety Punk Theatre, 4615 Theatre, Adventure Theatre, Rorschach Theatre, and more. She won Best Actress in a Comedy Award for SHRUG Production’s short film, “Mean Cuisine.” She holds a Bachelor of Music from The Catholic University of America and a Diploma in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.