Joined Aug 26 2011
New Orleans, LA
Ed Bishop, studied theater at Brown University through an exchange program with Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi where he received his B.A. degree. He has served as the artistic associate at The American Century Theatre in Washington, DC; worked at New Lafayette Theatre in New York City; The Dashiki Theater and Free Southern Theater in New Orleans; Black Fire Company; and Town and Gown Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama. As Founding Producing Artistic Director of American Theatre Project in Washington, DC he produced and directed works which won the League of Washington Theaters’ Helen Hayes Award nominations. He has co-produced with Arena Stage; Source Theatre Company; The Georgetown Theatre Company; The Serenity Players of Washington, The African Continuum Theatre Coalition; Howard University, Dillard University, and Tulane University,
As a freelance director and as a director-in-residence, he has worked for the Takoma Players of Washington, DC; Source Theater Company's Washington Theater Festival, Silver Spring Stage and Port City Playhouse; instructor and director at Charles County Community College in La Plata, MD; and Artistic Director for Everyday Theater Youth Ensemble. Off-off Broadway, he was production manager and assistant director for "Our Young Black Men Are Dying and Nobody Seems To Care”, at the Master Theater; which also toured nationally. He serves as a Teaching Artist for Kid smArt, Inc. in New Orleans, LA; for Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans’ 21st Century Afterschool Programs; and as Arts Coach for Creative Forces/Job1 Program in New Orleans.
He has produced and directed for Alabama Public Television, manages his own production company (American Theatre Project, Inc.); and also works as a producer/director for International Exchange Network, Inc.; and Net Worth, Inc., both in Seat Pleasant, MD.
As an actor, he has worked with The Alliance Theatre, Source Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, the Takoma Players in Washington, DC; Le Chat Noir, NOLA Project, the Living History Project and Anthony Bean Community Theater in New Orleans. Ed is an Associate Member of the Directors and Choreographers Society; and a member of Screen Actors' Guild; He serves on the Board of the New Orleans Fringe Festival; on the advisory board member and as resident director for Jah Kente, International's Sankofa Project; and has served on the Board of Directors of the African Continuum Theatre Coalition (ACT-Co) in Washington, DC; the Executive Board of the League of Washington Theatres, and the Board of Silver Spring Stage, Silver Spring, Maryland. He is a retired staff member of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Ed Bishop is a nationally recognized director, producer and actor; and founding Artistic Director of American Theatre Project. He has produced and directed for television; directed off-off Broadway and co-produced or directed with major theatre organizations in New York City, Washington, DC, Birmingham, AL as well as New Orleans, LA. He is a teaching artist, a member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers; Screen Actors Guild; and is a retired staff member of the National Endowment for the Arts. He currently serves on several arts boards on the east coast including the board of the New Orleans Fringe Festival.