Teresa Coleman Wash

Teresa Coleman Wash is a playwright, producer and Founding Executive Artistic Director for the Bishop Arts Theatre Center, an award-winning, multicultural theatre that produces a full season of jazz concerts, theater performances, a lecture series and year-round arts education programs in Dallas, TX. She holds an MA in Arts Management from Goucher College and a BS in Business Administration from Albany State University. Wash is the 2018 Obelisk Award recipient in the category of Visionary Nonprofit Arts Leader for the Business Council for the Arts. She serves on Theater Communications Group’s 2018/2019 Programming Council, and she is an alumni of The OpEd Project through the Dallas Public Greenhouses. In 2016, she was one of three recipients of the Dallas Observer's MasterMind Award, and currently, she serves on the Cultural Tourism Committee for VisitDallas, the steering committee for Dallas Area Cultural Advocacy Coalition and The Dramatists Guild of America where she is also a Council member. 

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A Time of Interrogation
Essay

A Time of Interrogation

27 July 2020

Teresa Coleman Wash reflects on how the current state of affairs has fueled an urgency to interrogate all systems of oppression and argues that it’s past time to stop holding Eurocentric theatres up as the pinnacle of success.

The Ugly Truth about Arts Institutions Led by Women of Color
Essay

The Ugly Truth about Arts Institutions Led by Women of Color

9 May 2018

Founder and executive artistic director of Dallas’s Bishop Arts Theatre Center Teresa Coleman Wash looks at the realities of running a theatre company as a woman of color.