Educator, entertainer, emcee, and New Orleans native Frederick “Wood” Delahoussaye has propelled through the elements of artistry and entertainment for over a decade.
He serves as Artist in Residence, Artistic Director, and Youth Program Coordinator for the Ashé Cultural Arts Center as well as Lead Artist for Junebug Productions’ Homecoming Project. He is a featured performer in KM Dance Project’s Distorted Images and Taken, and the Ashé Cultural Arts Center’s Big Easy Award-winning The Origin of Life on Earth. He is a member of the New Orleans Youth Open Mic (NOYOM) executive committee and poet mentor for Imagining America.
Wood is a published author, poet, and featured writer for publications including Offline Magazine, VIBE, and the Southern Cypher Artists Cooperative, of which he became the Executive Director. He was associate producer and writer for Cox Television Productions’ Spoken, and director of the ACT I Black Theater Festival productions, The Color of Self and Change Gon’ Come and Poetic Panther Productions’, The Motherland Before They Came. He served as Director of Operations for Project Future for the Youth, Inc., Musical Coordinator for Ebony Square Cultural Center and is the Founder of Lifeline Entertainment Group.
He is a recipient of the Asante Foundation’s Cultural Ambassador Award for Performance Art, National Performance Network’s Mentorship and Leadership award and Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Servant Leader Award, to name a few.