Bashi Rose, founder of Nommo Theatre/film and Konjur Collective is a theatre artist, musician, and filmmaker. He was raised in West Baltimore and was nurtured, inspired and trained in is his craft by the Baltimore arts community. His works have been produced in numerous venues including the San Francisco Black Film Festival, HipHop Theatre Festival, and the Shomburg Center. However, his work is often community based. In 2007 he began 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 worked with a cultural youth program, Dancing Many Drums (now "New Generation Scholars"), 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, Cuba, London, Paris, and New Orleans. In early 2018 Bashi co-founded Konjur Collective, a multidisciplinary group using music, video, and spoken word to create radical, experimental, and spiritual Black art.