Drew Anderson


A science teacher turned teaching artist, poet turned parodist, and marathon runner turned motivational speaker, Drew Anderson is founder and co-host of Spit Dat (the longest-running open mic in DC) and co-creator of the critically-acclaimed stage production From Gumbo to Mumbo (nominated for the 2020 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Production - Theatre for Young Audiences, winner of "Best Of" at the 2019 Charm City Fringe Festival).

A proud recipient of the esteemed Arts and Humanities Fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Drew has merged his passions for entertainment and education into such arts integration initiatives as Spoof School and C.R.U.N.K. (Creative, Rapturous, Unified, Natural, Knowledgeable) Academy, bringing his unique spin on hip hop, comedy, parody, drama, poetry, public speaking, and debate to stages virtual and physical, local, and international.


Artistic Disciplines

Media Arts


Specialty Practice Areas

Arts Integration
College/Career Readiness
Creative Youth Development
Early Childhood Learning
Professional Development
Social Justice

Job TItle
Arts for Learning Maryland