Donta McGilvery

Grad Teaching Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
Theatre (Theatre For Youth)
Herberger Institute


Dont√° McGilvery is a Ph.D. Theatre For Youth student, scholar-activist, and teaching artist. His primary focus is to continue using theatre as a tool for liberation, spirituality, and empowerment. He is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Sleeveless Acts, a drama company that joins communities to co-create theatre with radical imagination.

 He is the winner of the 2019 ASU MLK Jr. Student Servant-Leadership Award, a 2018-2019 ASU Spirit of Service Scholar, and he is recognized as an ASU "Changemaker". Mr. McGilvery has led drama workshops and plays for 21 years. His plays have toured throughout several cities on the West coast and has been presented in theaters, universities, churches, k-12 schools, and various other community spaces. 



-Ph.D Theatre For Youth (student): Arizona State University.

- Doctorate of Ministry Urban Ministry: Aspen Christian College & Seminary. 

-Masters of Liberal StudiesHumanities/Social Justice: Southern Methodist University 

-B.A. Sociology/Theatre: University of North Texas 










Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
THF 220 Principles/Dramatic Analysis
THE 423 African American Theatre
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
THF 220 Principles/Dramatic Analysis