Drew Drake is an Actor, Poet, Hip Hop Artist, Director and Educator from Huntsville Alabama but currently residing in NYC; focused on creating art that facilitates healthy dialogue for people of color. Drew was last seen performing on TV in Roles such as “Lamar Cordell” in Law and Order Season 22 and stages such as Bonnaroo Music Festival, Barclays Center and Brooklyn Academy of Music’s production Word. Sound. Power. Drew also Directed Marisol by Jose Rivera for NYU Tisch’s MainStage Fall Undergraduate production in December. Drew is the former Poet-In-Residence and teaching artist with Urban Word NYC. Drew also a Professor at New York University (Martin Luther King Scholars Program and Tisch: Playwrights Horizon Theatre Studio), Columbia Law School, as well as teaching African American Theatre at Medgar Evers College. Drew is super thankful to be coming back to Knoxville to return as the Artist in Residence at the University of Tennessee, this Spring Semester.