Anthony D. Pound is formerly the Associate Director of Education - Youth Engagement at the New Victory Theater in New York City where he was honored with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the White House in 2014. Additionally, he was awarded a National Afterschool Matters Fellowship with National Institute of Out of School Time at Wellesley College and University of California at Berkeley. He holds degrees and certifications from Options Institute of New York in College Access Counseling, Fordham University for Mentor Program Creation and the University of Memphis in their BFA program for Performance. In addition Anthony's stage direction work includes: NYC Ligeia (NYC Premier), Trophy Thieves (NYC Premier), I Take This Man, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Much Ado About Nothing, Camp Wish No More (NYC Premier), Julius Caesar, Importance of Being Earnest, Hamlet, Pygmalion, Wizard of Oz, Dirty July (NYC Premier), Two Gentlemen of Verona, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, All Shook Up, and others. Previously Anthony has directed and performed regionally in 30+ productions since 1996. Anthony is originally from Memphis, TN.