Erin Michelle Washington is an artist, community builder and teaching artist 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. While in the Bay Area, Erin co-lead a youth initiative, The Nia Project, which provided artistic outlets for youth residing in Bayview/Hunter’s Point.
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 New Play Producing Fellow in the American Voices New Play Institute at Arena Stage, A Community Producer at Oregon Shakespeare Festival for “Party People”, a multimedia community-based theatre piece that explores the movements of the Black Panther Party and Young Lords. She is currently also working with the current production at The Public Theater.
Washington just recently served as a Producing Associate at American Conservatory Theatre where she was a producer and strategist for the Women's Leadership Conference, Creator and Producer of the Bayview Arts Festival.
Washington has created her arts consulting company, The Washington Group, LLC and is beginning programming in Atlanta, Georgia for her community center, the Soul Center: A space that curates art, conversation, and community.
"Come as you are".www.soulc.org