Donald Rupe is a writer, director and educator in theatre. In his early career, he started and ran a successful theatre company for teens and young adults in his hometown of Kissimmee. Followed by a successful run as a high school theatre teacher for eight years. Currently, Donald is the Director of Theatre for Central Florida Community Arts in Orlando. He also continues to write, produce and direct local theatre productions. Most recently, he wrote a musical that was accepted by the New York Musical Festival, a respected festival in New York City for new musicals. Donald is a 2003 Arts for Life! scholarship winner in theatre.