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Mentor Artists-MAPP

Empowering marginalized youth through arts based literacy programs.

We are an arts education provider and events producer that partners with schools, tribal councils, not-for-profit community development organizations, human rights and social justice advocates, and colleges and universities, to bring unique creative workshops, arts programming, and live presentations to marginalized communities.

  • Vision

    Our vision for MAPP is to create a mentor based creative arts movement.

  • Mission

    Our mission for MAPP is to provide creative training and community programming throughout the world.

  • Values

    Our values are creativity, courage, and commitment.

MAPP is a proud fiscally sponsored 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

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The personal stories that unfold during our MAPP work are the heart beat of our work. Click image to learn about one of our Mentor Artists – MAPP young writers, Imani Antone!


MAPP is a creative education movement and  an organization of active supporters and participants. Donations are an important part of building community programs. Proudly, we have received financial support from community trusts, private foundations, and individual donors. We would like to talk to you about becoming a part of our efforts!

Mentor Artists

Giving back is at the heart of mentoring, and is the main point of all MAPP work. Learn the Art of Mentoring through our MAPP mentor artist orientations and then participate in a MAPP community program!

Please join us for the future of our children, our communities, and the world!


Thomas Dean Kellogg

Founder / Director

Thomas has conducted theatre workshops in Indonesia, Malaysia, Hungary, Russia, Great Britian, Turkey, and Spain. With his award- winning multi-disciplinary company, theatre fofo, he has devised, staged, and participated in festivals around the world. He has been a guest artist at the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab West, in Los Angeles, California, sharing his innovative theatre philosophy and techniques. For nearly two decades, he has worked with cultural and social service organizations, to bring arts-based literacy training, artist- mentored playwriting workshops, and professional presentations of the work to marginalized and disadvantaged youth and their communities throughout North America. He has implemented and led artist- mentored theatre workshops in juvenile detention centers, drug rehabilitation facilities, alternative schools, and orphanages. Over the past decade, he has expanded MAPP’s Young Native Playwrights Initiative, to include over a dozen Reservation and Urban Native communities throughout the United States and Canada. More recently, he has worked with human rights and social justice organizations to introduce multicultural programming with international refugee, Native American, Latin American, LGBT, and Euro- American participants. As a public speaker, he specializes in cross cultural dialogue and the importance of arts education for all.

Zilah Mendoza Hill

Associate Artistic Director

Zilah is a nationally recognized actor who has originated roles in contemporary theatre across the country. She has worked with writers Lisa Loomer,  Sarah Ruhl, Luis Alfaro, and Jose Rivera. She has received multiple awards for her work in the theatre including an OBIE and a Lucille Lortel nod. She has had recurring and guest starring roles on television on several shows including The King of Queens and Greys Anatomy.  She works in the community with MAPP as a producer, creative content manager, videographer and professional actor.

Myra Donnelley

Co Founding Producer/ Development Consultant

Myra has experience in youth development including extensive community arts work in New York City, Western Massachusetts, Amarillo, TX, and Portland, OR. She ran a small professional theatre company in Portland, OR, from 1993-1999 and oversaw the development and construction of two performance venues. She is a grant writer and fundraising consultant for individual artists, and not-for-profit theaters. Donnelley has been a playwright, theatre practitioner, and development director for over 25 years. For five years critical years, Myra worked diligently with Thomas Dean Kellogg as a producer, grant writer, and development consultant, helping Mentor Artists- MAPP to build a solid foundation for sustainable community arts education.

Andrew Mersmann

Media Consultant

Andrew is an internationally published author.( Frommer’s 500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference -November 2009-, winner of Society of American Travel Writers 2010 Gold Award “Best Guide Book”, translated into Chinese and Russian), and travel writer/editor. He spent a decade as Editor in Chief of PASSPORT Magazine, a national travel magazine, and has consistently freelanced in travel, lifestyle, food/restaurant reviews, and health for many years. Mersmann writes a daily blog (about volunteerism topics)— Mersmann’s public speaking engagements have been as varied as the Smithsonian Institution, Oprah and Friends on Sirius Satellite Radio, and the New York Times Travel Show to the 92nd Street Y, career panels for budding journalists, and NY1 television as a guest expert on Travels With Val.

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