Michael J. Bobbitt, Artistic Director

Michael J. Bobbitt


(Artistic Director) of Adventure Theatre MTC has directed, choreographed and performed at many theatres in the DC region, including Arena Stage, Ford’s Theatre Society, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Metro Stage, Rorshach Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Center Stage, Roundhouse Theatre, The Music Center at Strathmore, The Kennedy Center, The Helen Hayes Awards and the Washington National Opera.


His national and international credits include the NY Musical Theatre Festival, Mel Tillis 2001, La Jolla Playhouse, Jefferson Performing Arts Center, and 1996 Olympics. He studied creative writing and music at Susquehanna University and theater and dance at The Washington Ballet, The Dance Theatre of Harlem, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and NY University’s Tisch School of the Arts (Cap 21). He is a member of the Dramatist Guild of America and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.


As a writer, his work has been accepted in the 2006 NYC International Fringe Festival, The New York Musical Theatre Festival and has received grants from the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Producer-Writer Initiative, The Creative Projects Grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland State Arts Council and the Puffin Foundation. Hi new musical, Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds appeared at the New Victory Theatre in NYC. Michael has taught theater and dance at George Washington University, Catholic University, Montgomery College, Howard University, and the Washington Ballet.


Michael is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery, the Coaching Initiative for Non Profit Leaders of Color -
National Training Laboratories & Mosaica and Harvard Business School’s Social Enterprise Initiative - Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management. He was co-chair of Young Non-Profit Network DC- Executive Director Roundtable, NAACP chair for his son’s school in Montgomery County, a Commissioner for the Montgomery County Commission on Children and Youth, a board member for the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, and Theatre for Young Audiences. In 2010, Michael received the County Executive’s Excellence in the Arts and Humanities – Emerging Leader Award. He was President of the League of Washington Theatres and served on the Board of Directors of The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative.


Currently, he serves on the board of theatreWashington, Rockville Chamber of Commerce, Non Profit Village and the American Alliance of Theatre and Education.


He has served on grants panels for The National Endowment for the Arts, The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Maryland State Arts Council. He has been a respondent for the Cohen New Works Festival at the University of Texas, The Junior Theatre Festival and the South Eastern Theatre Conference. In October 2015, Michael J. Bobbitt received the 2015 EXCEL Leadership Award from the Center for Nonprofit Advancement.