vickie washington

vickie is a theatre artist who directs, acts, produces, and teaches. She received the Dallas Observer 2015 Best Director recognition for the world premiere production of Jonathan Norton’s Mississippi Goddamn.  Additional directing credits include Solstice- a New Holiday Adventure, Passing Strange, A Motown Christmas, Sunset Baby, Fences, Speech and Debate, Magnolia, The Ballad of Jane Elkins, Angela’s Mixtape, The Little Tommy Parker Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show, Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963, and Fabulation. Her performance credits include; Primer for a Failed Superpower with The TEAM, a Brooklyn based devised theatre company, Crowns, for colored girls…, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, …and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi, Contribution, The Tempest, Piano Lesson, A Lesson Before Dying, Home, Macbeth, and From the Mississippi Delta for which she received Best Actress recognition from the Dallas Critics Forum.  Her acting credits extend to the screen with Random Acts of Flyness (HBO), Indie films, They Charge for the Sun, Swimming in Your Skin Again (official Sundance selection), and Steps of Faith. She is founder and producing director of r. t. w ~ reading  the writers, a readers theatre performance organization. Her work as a theatre artist extends to sharing her talent, passion, and knowledge with the students of Dallas’ Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts as an instructor and director in the theatre department.  A proud member of Actors Equity, vickie deeply values the gift of theatre and the powerful ways in which it can be utilized to tell the stories of the African Diaspora. #onandup