Tony Award winner for Excellence in Theatre Education. Recipient of the Stephen Schwartz and International Thespian society Award. A proud graduate of Prairie View A&M University with advanced degree's in Theatre and Education Administration.
RoshundaJones-Koumba,TonyAwardwinnerinEducation,graduated fromPrairieViewA&MUniversitywithaB.A.intheatreandaMaster ofEducationinadministration.Sheistheproudrecipientofthe StephenSchwartzMusicalTheatreTeacheroftheYearAwardandthe InternationalThespianSocietyInspirationalTheatreEducatorofthe YearAward.JoneswasalsoinductedintotheTexasThespiansHallof FameandreceivedtheinauguralArtsEducatoroftheYearfromthe TUTS Leading Ladies organization.AsthedirectorofthePantherPlayersTroupe#6753,thetroupehas beensuccessfulonthestateandnationallevelattheUILOneAct Playcontest,TommyTuneAwards,TexasThespiansStateFestivaland International Thespian Festival.
Jones-KoumbacurrentlyservesonthechapterboardforTexas Thespians,UILOAPAdvisoryCommitteeChairElect,boardof directorsforTexasEducationalTheatreAssociationandpresidentfor the C. Lee Turner’s Black Theatre Educators’ Caucus. Inaddition,shewasthedirectoroftheLitefooteryouthprogramat thePlazaTheatreforelevenyearswhereshewaspartoftheboardof directorsforfour.ShewashonoredwithaproclamationfromtheCity ofWhartonfortheworkshedidinthecommunity.Duringherlimited freetime,she'sateachingartistforTUTSHumphreysSchoolof MusicalTheatre,EnsembleTheatreandworksasanactor,directorand theatre consultant.
Some of her directorial credits includeNo One Owns Me (AD Players)It Ain’t Nothin' but the Blues(2017 Broadway World Houston award for Best Director-Musical), Lady Day @ Emerson's Bar & Grill (2016 Broadway World Houston award for Best Director- Play), Working (TUTS HSMT), Bring it On(TUTS HSMT), Legend of Mountain Mama (Ensemble Theatre), Soundtrack to Black History (PVAMU), Big Fish (Wild fish), Tobacco Fields (Fade to Black Fest), Sister Act, Carmen Jones, Jelly’s Last Jam,Once on this Island, Hairspray, Memphis, In the Heights, Color Purple & Dreamgirls. Her greatest joy in teaching is witnessing students reach their fullest potential while gaining an appreciation for the arts.