Founder & Artistic Director
Donovan Rogers, The DR of the Arts
Donovan Rogers, University of Michigan junior earning his BFA in Theatre, is an entertainer whose artistic skills encompass vocal music, movement, theatre, and film. As an alumni of the internationally acclaimed Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, Donovan has performed Off-Broadway at The Public Theater in New York, in partnership with the producers of Hamilton as well as on tour with the Grammy-nominated singer, Josh Groban. Most recently, he starred as the lead character, Pharus, in Rude Mechanical's production of “Choir Boy" at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in Ann Arbor .
Influenced by his bloodline of musicians, such as Aunt Claudette Robinson, who is the First Lady of Motown Records and original member of the Grammy Hall of Fame group, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Donovan is no stranger to the impact of art. He has been performing since the age of 4 and is determined to continue creating his own platform in entertainment as the founder and the artistic director of the organization, The DR's Laboratory (a title punned with his initials D.R and a doctor’s abbreviation DR.); a process-production company for Black storytellers on the spectrum of social change.