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Erin Washington

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 and The Public Theater for Party People, a multimedia community-based theatre piece that explores the movements of the Black Panther Party and Young Lords. 

Washington just recently served as a Producing Associate at American Conservatory Theater where she was a producer and strategist for the Women's Leadership Conference, Creator and Producer of the Bayview Arts Festival. 

Washington is currently living in Atlanta, GA and is building the Soul Center: A space that curates art, conversation, and community. Come visit us in the south!

"Come as you are." www.soulc.org

#BLKARTS Artists of the Week
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#BLKARTS Artists of the Week

15 April 2017

Erin Washington highlights Black women who are doing extraordinary work, and encourages others to leave shout-outs in the comments.

Blk Womyn
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Blk Womyn

Going Dark!

9 April 2017

The launch of #BLKARTS Presents: Black Womyn Going Dark! a look at the history and legacy of black womyn in the arts.

Art depicting people dancing.
The Harlem Movement, RE-defined
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The Harlem Movement, RE-defined

29 June 2012

Erin Washington discusses her relationship with Harlem and the cultivation of HowlRound's Harlem series.

A portrait of Trayvon Martin as a child.
Trayvon Martin
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Trayvon Martin

Artists Call To Action

22 April 2012

In the wake of Trayvon Martin's murder, Erin Washington asks what is the role of artists when faced with unspeakable collective tragedy?

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Newplay.us
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Newplay.us

Video on Crowdsourcing by @swiftcommunity

20 April 2012

Check out this video on croudsourcing!

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Newplay.us
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Newplay.us

#OMPF Watch Parties!

13 April 2012

On Monday, April 16th Victory Gardens Theater is hosting the One-Minute Play Festival at 7:30pm CDT.

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Newplay.us
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Newplay.us

Check out the latest video from the #NEWPLAY-AHZ

7 April 2012

The #NEWPLAY-AHZ and Jamila Reddy are back with their latest video on collaboration.

Creating Waves
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Creating Waves

TEDxHarlem 2012

30 March 2012

Erin Washington describes the innovation of thought shown by artists in TEDxHarlem and how the vitalizes her hope for the future of the community.  

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Newplay.us
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Newplay.us

Check out the latest video from the #NEWPLAY-AHZ

30 March 2012

The #NEWPLAY-AHZ and are back with their latest video on crowdsourcing and collaboration.

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Newplay.us
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Newplay.us

Crowdsourced Opportunities from the #NEWPLAY Community!

24 March 2012

The Pittsburgh New Works Festival is now accepting one-act play submissions

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The Weekly Howl Tuesday, March 20
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The Weekly Howl Tuesday, March 20

"Separating Fact From Fiction—The Role of Docu-Drama" w/ Co-Host @playwrightsteve

20 March 2012

Join the discussion around Mike Daisey’s blog post about the controversy of  the accusation of false information in his one man show, The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Job.

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Newplay.us
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Newplay.us

Crowdsourced Opportunities from the #NEWPLAY Community!

16 March 2012

The Playwrights' Center is looking for applications for their Internship Program

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Newplay.us
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Newplay.us

Crowdsourced Opportunities from the #NEWPLAY Community!

24 February 2012

Check out Newplay.us and create your own viewing party

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The Weekly Howl
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The Weekly Howl

Twitter convo on Tues, Feb 21 "Technology & Theatre - Do They Mix?"

21 February 2012

Join us for this week's Weekly Howl, focusing on technology, theatre, and how the two can come together to engage audiences. HowlRound moderates.

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The Weekly Howl
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The Weekly Howl

Tues Feb 14th EST on #NEWPLAY "The Twin Cities: How Are Theater Artists Living in the Livable Twin Cities? by Cory Hinkle

14 February 2012

The Weekly Howl: Join HowlRound.com for our weekly Twitter conversation. This week we are exploring  "The Twin Cities: How Are Theater Artists Living in the Livable Twin Cities? by Cory Hinkle.

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Crowdsourced Opps & Fests from the #NEWPLAY Community
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Crowdsourced Opps & Fests from the #NEWPLAY Community

11 February 2012

Visit Newplay.us to check out and post opportunities in news in the #NEWPLAY sector

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The Weekly Howl
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The Weekly Howl

Tues Feb 7th at 8pm GMT on #NEWPLAY "Occupy, Hope, Exchange: A (Sort of) Travelogue"

7 February 2012

​ The Weekly Howl: Join HowlRound.com for our weekly Twitter conversation. This week we are exploring "Occupy, Hope, Exchange: A (Sort of) Travelogue" by Brandon Woolf.

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#NEWPLAY Aggregation - Introducing the website
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#NEWPLAY Aggregation - Introducing the website

NEWPLAY.US

4 February 2012

Our new website, Newplay.us, is up and running!

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The Weekly Howl
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The Weekly Howl

Tues Jan 31st at 3pm EST on #NewPlay! Finding An Artistic Home by @listofbeliefs

31 January 2012

This week on The Weekly Howl, we talk to Kirk Lynn's Artistic Home blog. Come chat and DJ with us!

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The Weekly Howl
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The Weekly Howl

Tues Jan 24th at 3pm EST on #NewPlay- Self Producing & Alternate Spaces with @TaylorMacNY

23 January 2012

Join the HowlRound crew and Taylor Mac for this week's Weekly Howl: #NewPlay - Self Producing & Alternate Spaces with @TaylorMacNY!

Community Roll Call
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Community Roll Call

Jan 10 Daily News & Opps Sourced from the #NewPlay field

11 January 2012

Catch up on the latest #NewPlay news with this roundup for the week of January 10th.

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Weekly Howl
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Weekly Howl

Tomorrow at 3pm EST on #NewPlay - Crossing Cultural Lines

10 January 2012

Join us for this week's Twitter conversation! Marshall Botvinick moderates "Why Am I Afraid to Write African American Characters?" on The Weekly Howl.

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Community Roll Call
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Community Roll Call

Jan 9 Daily News & Opps Sourced from the #NewPlay field

10 January 2012

What's happening in the #NewPlay world this week? Check out the roundup for January 9th, 2012.

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Community Roll Call
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Community Roll Call

January 6 Daily News & Opps Sourced from the #NewPlay field

7 January 2012

Catch up on the #NewPlay news for the week of January 6th.

Interview with Steven Sapp
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Interview with Steven Sapp

15 December 2011

Erin Washington interviews Steven Sapp about his process with Universes, and their show Party People at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.