Annalisa Dias is a Goan-American citizen artist, community organizer, and award-winning theatremaker working at the intersection or racial justice and care for the earth.
Annalisa Dias is a Goan-American citizen artist, community organizer, and award-winning theatremaker. She currently lives and works on Piscataway land, colonially known as Baltimore, MD. She is the Director of Artistic Partnerships & Innovation at Baltimore Center Stage and a co-founder of Groundwater Arts. Prior to joining BCS, Annalisa was a Producing Playwright with The Welders, a DC playwright's collective; and Co-Founder of the DC Coalition for Theatre & Social Justice. Annalisa frequently teaches Theatre of the Oppressed workshops nationally and internationally and speaks about race, identity, and performance. She is a TCG Rising Leader of Color. Recent original work includes THE EARTH, THAT IS SUFFICIENT, a performance project about interconnected ecological history and hope for the future, produced by The Welders in DC and around the world in 2019, and 4380 NIGHTS, a world premiere new play about detainees at Guantanamo and the historical legacy of global colonialism, which opened in January 2018 at DC's Signature Theatre as part of the second Women's Voices Theatre Festival.