Creative and Performing Arts Center
ABOUT Creative and Performing Arts Center Inc.

CAPAC's mission is to provide educational excellence, enrichment and quality entertainment through the arts while inspiring the community to participate in cultural diversity. CAPAC Mission is demonstrated through the following:

  1. Showcasing Visual and Performing Arts
  2. Involving Children, Teens and Adults
  3. Providing Arts Resources
  4. Understanding Arts Enrichment

CAPAC'S history - CAPAC began March 16, 2002, in Prince William County, Virginia, by a group of concerned citizens led by Co-Founders Lawrence A. Dulin and Denise M. McPhail. The CAPAC Board of Directors is comprised of citizens throughout the greater Washington, DC, area who understand the need for diversity and artistic enrichment in Prince William County and surrounding areas. The individuals believed something should be done to provide cultural diversity in performing and visual arts in the Greater Prince William County area. From a great deal of discussion by the group, the collective opinion was to start a performing and visual arts program. This program would be active year-round.

Originally recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable establishment in February 2004, CAPAC is an organization for people who love the arts. It is designed for the enjoyment of all people. As an arts institute CAPAC provides programming for children, teens and adults. The programs include drama, dance and art workshops, plays, poetry readings, auditions, musicals, recitals, arts festivals and more. The programs will enhance the poem within, the vision in a painting, the movement in dance, the melody of a song and the feeling of self expression.

Board Of Directors:

CAPAC is managed by a board of directors, which is comprised of citizens throughout the greater Washington DC area.   The board members believe that CAPAC encourages and provides an important public stage for the diversity of artistic expression in our community. That diversity – featuring performers, dancers and artists of all ages – has been shared with audiences as far as Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and we are not limited in our hard work and our vision to extend CAPAC’s reputation throughout the Greater Washington area.

CAPAC Board of Directors

Loretta Freeman, President
Alonzo (Lonnie) Wilson, Treasurer
Vernell Lewis, Secretary
Sheila V. Anderson
Janice Broome Brooks
Deidre Crawford
Chalet Jean-Baptiste
Gerry Griffin
Desirea Moore-Mitchell
Harriet Parker

Volunteer Staff

Denise McNeil-McPhail, Co-Founder/Executive Director
Tommy Johnson, Technical Director
Angela Somers, Sankofa Singers Director
Catrina Stroman, Choreographer Bailamos Dancers