FLIPPING THE LENS
Mary Ann Washington
I am just a hometown Memphis girl with a passion and a dream, giving other hometown people with like passions and dreams opportunities. I thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for his anointing on my life.~ Mary Ann
Mary Ann Washington was born in Memphis, Tennessee. She started acting and writing in grade school. After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School, Mary enrolled at Shelby State Community College and studied acting under Ron Gephart. Mary was in numerous plays at Shelby State, including Black Girl, Everybody loves Opal, The Odd Couple, and was nominated for a Memphis Theatre award (Ostrander's Award) for her performance in Hager's Children, directed by Deborah Frazier. After taking a 20-year absence from the stage to raise her family, Mary joined World Overcomers Outreach Ministry Church where her fire for theater and Acting was renewed which awaken her passion for scriptwriting and Acting. Mary joined the Drama Ministry at World Overcomers church under Drama Artistic Director Myra Moses. Mary Ann studied after Myra and was able to perform on stage, in front of an audience of ten thousand plus, and in the fullness of time was able to direct several performances at World Overcomers notably, 'The Blood Covenant', written by Apostle Alton R. Williams. Mary has worked for Blues City Cultural Center, Bluff City Tri-Art Theatre, Inner City South, and was at Hattiloo Theatre for 5 years. Mary reentered College in 2014 where she met Levi Frazier Jr. whom she credits to giving her, her 'Artistic Wings'. It was at Southwest Tennessee Community College that the Actor's Renaissance was inspired.
Mary has written and directed all original productions for The Actor's Renaissance Theatre.
Mary Ann's civic duties include being a member of The Ostrander Judging Committee for 4 years, and an Associate Company Member and board member at Theatre Works @ The Evergreen Theatre.
Mary Ann holds an AS in Speech & Theatre and received her BA from The University of Memphis in Professional Studies with a major in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Communication.
Mary Ann is looking forward to entering grad school in the Spring of 2021 and writing more original productions for 'The Actor's Renaissance Theatre'.
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