About the Director- D. Amy-Rose Forbes-Erickson
D. Amy-Rose Forbes-Erickson is in her third year as founder and artistic director of the Pan-African Theatre Ensemble. Recent directing credits include The Purple Flower by Marita Bonner, Vejigantes by Francisco Arrivi, Venus by Suzan-Lori Parks, Tahinta! by Efua Sutherland, and The Bacchae of Euripides by Wole Soyinka. Dr. Forbes-Erickson is the Director of the African Community Theatre, and an Assistant Professor of Pan-African Studies. Her research includes areas in theatre history, literature, text, criticism, theory, performance studies, directing and devising with digital media. Her expertise is in Pan-African and Global Black theatres with representations of race, Black women, and African performance elements in theatre.