Executive Artistic Director – Bishop Arts Theatre Center
Teresa Coleman Wash (she/her/hers) is a producer, writer, and founding artistic director for the Bishop Arts Theatre Center in Dallas, TX. Wash is a National Arts Strategies fellow having studied at Harvard Business School. She holds an MA in Arts Management from Goucher College and a BS in Business Administration from Albany State University. She is the 2019 recipient of the Theater Communications Group’s prestigious Peter Zeisler Memorial Award for artistic integrity and ingenuity and in 2018, she received the National Guild for Community Arts Education’s Milestone Award and Business Council for the Arts’ Obelisk Award in the category of Visionary Nonprofit Arts Leader. Mrs. Wash has also earned several Irma P. Hall Awards including the 2020 Irma P. Hall Theatrical Excellence Medal. She is the current recipient of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce’ Quest for Success Award. Teresa was elected to the Dramatists Guild of America Council in 2017 representing the Southern region where she also served on the steering committee.