Michael J. Bobbitt is the Executive Director of the Mass Cultural Council. Previously, he was artistic director of New Repertory Theatre and artistic director of Adventure Theatre MTC. He is an artistic and anti-racist leader, playwright, director, choreographer and theatre educator. He was named one of Metrowest's 50 Most Influential Leaders of Color by the Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce.
He is the recipient of the 2015 Excel Leadership Award from the Center for Nonprofit Advancement and the 2010 Excellence in the Arts and Humanities - Emerging Leader Award from the County Executive and the 2015 Person of the Year Award from Maryland Theatre Guide.
Mass Cultural Council works to elevate the rich cultural life in Massachusetts. They partner with communities across the Commonwealth to expand access, enhance education, promote diversity, and foster excellence in the arts, humanities, and sciences because they believe in culture as a dynamic force to enrich communities, grow the economy, increase accessibility, and foster individual creativity.