Jiles King, a director, producer and producing executive director of dfwblackarts.com, is committed to the stories of under represented communities. He served as the first chief executive director for the black academy of arts and letters (tbaal) in Dallas, Texas. At tbaal, Jiles had the opportunity to work with a plethora of artists including the late Ruby Dee, Diahann Carol, Debbi Morgan, Fantasia, Ledisi, Loretta divine, Malik Yoba and Malcolm Jamal Warner. Jiles is a 2003 graduate of Morehouse College and 2015 graduate of Columbia university with a masters of fine arts in theater producing and management. While in New York, he worked on Broadway with Disney theatrical group. He also served as associate producer with the Tony award-winning negro ensemble company, miller theatre, Harlem school of the arts and several other off-Broadway companies. Jiles has worn many hats including director, producer, playwright, marketing director, costume and set designer, stage manager and graphic designer.
Jiles king is an accomplished theater, television and film director and producer. He is currently the producing executive director of dfwblackarts.com. With DFW black arts, he created and executive produced the Irma p. Hall black theatre awards, now in its 3rd year. In February 2018, Jiles produced Unityfest Dallas, a free 2 day community empowerment event at the African American museum. Dfw black arts holds arts workshops for youth and adults in undeserved communities. Jiles founded 7th stage productions to combat the lack of diverse arts in his hometown of Dallas, Tx. 7th stage grew to produce theatrical performances an festivals in Dallas and new york city. In 2013, he was appointed the first chief executive director for the black academy of arts and letters (tbaal). At tbaal, he had the opportunity to work with a plethora of artists including the late Ruby Dee, Diahann Carol, Debbi Morgan, Fantasia, Ledisi, Loretta Divine, Malik Yoba and Malcolm Jamal Warner. Some of his favorite projects include associate producer of “a night with Ruby Dee” at the world famous Apollo Theater, associate producer of the Tony award-winning negro ensemble theater’s “the monkey of my back” starring Debbi Morgan and director of production for the “2017 riverfront jazz festival.” while in New York he had the opportunity to work on Broadway with Disney theatrical group and produced numerous theatrical plays and festivals. Jiles received his undergraduate degree from Morehouse college and an master of fine arts (mfa) from Columbia University in theater producing and management.