Erin Michelle Washington

2020 Artist-led Giving Circle Cohort

Erin Michelle Washington is an Artist, Scholar, and Waymaker from Montgomery, AL. She attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and obtained her MFA in Acting from San Francisco’s award-winning, American Conservatory Theater. In 2009, Erin started Soul Productions, a company that exposes urban communities to emerging independent artists who are pioneering new approaches to music and theatre.

She has since taken her thoughts on community on the road. She has participated as a Digital and Creative Producer at Arena Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Public Theater, Penumbra Theater, Howlround, and The Curran Theater. In 2016, Washington served as Interim Associate Artistic Director at American Conservatory Theatre where she was a producer and strategist for the Women’s Leadership Conference and Creator and Producer of the Bayview Arts Festival.

Now living in Atlanta, Georgia, Washington has created her second company, SoulCenter, which is a space of theory and practice helping to develop the talent, ethics, and discipline of young artists. Washington is also a Professor of Theater and Performance at Spelman College.