Monique Caldwell is a performer, arts advocate, director, and acting coach from the Washington Metropolitan area. She is also a licensed theatre educator with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Howard University and MA in Theatre Education from Catholic University
Monique has worked with children and youth in the arts for over 20 years. Her passion for the arts and high standards has created top notch programming as well as quality productions for all students – regardless of their background or training. For 10 years she served as arts overseer and project manager for non-profit community outreach program, The Soul Factory. There, she directed touring productions, oversaw the performing arts summer camps, taught theatre workshops, and directed shows. For the past six years she served as the drama instructor and director at Swanson Middle School in Arlington, Virginia.
Her directing credits include: The Show Must Go On – Online, Charlie and Chocolate Factory, The Wiz, Cinderella, Once on this Island, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Legally Blonde Jr., Twelve Angry Men, Once on this Island Jr., Gotta Have Glee, Seussical Jr., The Odd Couple, 15 Reasons Not to Be in A Play, A Wrinkle in Time (online), High School Musical Jr (online), and Anne of Green Gables.
Monique’s passion is exposing young people to the world of the performing arts while helping to build their character – on and off the stage. She hopes to have a hand in developing the next generation of future leaders in the arts who will use their gifts and talents as tools for positive change.