Maurice Parent is an actor, singer, dancer, educator, and mentor originally from the Washington, D.C., area. He has performed Off-Broadway, across the nation and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As an actor Maurice has been nominated for four Elliot Norton Awards by The Boston Theater Critics Association, winning two, been nominated for 8 Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) awards winning three, and won a 2017 an ArtsImpulse Award. As an educator Maurice has taught courses at Northeastern University, Boston University, Reed Academy, and the Boston Public Schools. He has led workshops at The Boston Conservatory, Wellesley College and several Boston theatre companies. He was named the 2018 Monan Professor for Theatre Arts at Boston College and a 2019 Neubauer Fellow Faculty Fellow for Tufts University where he currently is a Professor of the Practice. He is a resident company member of the Actors' Shakespeare Project and co-founder / Executive Director of the Front Porch Arts Collective, a theatre company which "examines the interactions between race, economics, culture, gender and sexuality from a Black perspective.