Special Thanks

Theatre Works @ The Evergreen Theatre

Sherri Walker

Black Butterfly Media TV

Doug Bedford

Shelia Darras


Alejandro Paredes

Jimmy Freeman Jr.

Tomecka N. Freeman

LaShondra Y. Washington

Latrell R. Freeman

Lindsey 'Erin Divine' Freeman

Vita Hughes

Terrance Davis

Tamara Malone

Darlis Armstrong

Levi Frazier Jr.

Sheronda Williams

Eric Brooks

Olivia R. Johnson 

Myra Moses

Ruby 'O Gray

Tim and Dee Dotson

Ekundayo Bandele

Evelyn Little

Patrica Smith 

Erica Jackson

Ron Gephart

Trecie Williams

Holly C. Lau

University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance

Hattiloo Theatre

Apostle Alton R. Williams & First Lady Elder Sherilyn Williams

World Overcomers Outreach Ministry Church




















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 in Shelby State Community College and studied acting under Ron Gephart. At Shelby State Mary was in numerous plays 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 drama was re-ignited, refueling her gift of scriptwriting and Acting.  Mary joined the Drama Ministry at World Overcomers church under Drama Artistic Director Myra Moses. Mary Ann acted and directed several performances at World Overcomers including '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 founded & created. 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 at Theatre Works @ The Evergreen Theatre.

    Mary Ann holds an AS in Speech & Theatre, and she will graduate in Fall 2020 from The University of Memphis with a BA in Liberal Arts. Mary is looking forward to entering grad school in the Spring of 2021 and writing more original productions for 'The Actor's Renaissance Theatre'.

To contact Mary Ann  Washington please email:



'There is something brave about starting theatre from a new form'.-Mary Ann Washington

This is what I do, this is who I am.

The Actor's Renaissance Theatre is an Independent Theatre Company. Your generous donation helps provide rehearsal Spaces, costumes, and all other expenses that are essential for putting on a production that we so desperately need. To fulfill our mission and to make my efforts go even further, I need your help. Thank you again for your energy, service, and donation.

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Contact Mary Ann Washington

Phone: 901-846-9461

Email: Maryann@therenaissancetheatre.com