Gary Anderson is Producing Artistic Director of Plowshares Theatre Company. Mr. Anderson is a member of the National Advisory Committee of the Black Seed, a first-ever national strategic plan to create impact for Black theater institutions. A 2016 Kresge Artist Fellow, he is a noted expert in Black Theatre. Among his awards is the Alain Locke Cultural Arts Award from The Friends of African and African American Art, Detroit Institute of Arts; the 2002 Michiganian of the Year Award from The Detroit News; and The Lawrence DeVine Award for Outstanding Contribution from The Detroit Free Press. Anderson has served on the board of the Michigan Equity Theatre Alliance (META), CultureSource, Black Theatre Network, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), and the National Conference on African American Theatre (NCAAT).