About

Anna Brenner is a director of classic plays and new work.  She grew up in Michigan and now lives in Brooklyn.  Anna curated the Stone Open House with Laurie Anderson, directed Robert Attenweiler’s Our Greatest Year (The Brick),  John Douglas Weidner’s The Main Attraction (3LD), Bombs, Babes and Bingo (Artists Laboratory Theater), Look Away (KafkaFest), The Three Sisters (Columbia), The Misanthrope (undergroundzero 2009 Audience Award PS122). She adapted and directed 3 Women (Columbia Stages), The Girl Who Shared His Room (Philadelphia Shakespeare), The Birds (HERE, Target Margin Lab) and devised Are We Here Yet? (undergroundzero festival PS122), Uncanny (Littlefield).  Anna taught writing at Columbia University and has interned with Big Dance Theater,  and The Wooster Group, assisted Tina Landau at Steppenwolf, trained with the SITI Company and Włodzimierz Staniewski and Gardzienice in the Polish countryside. MFA Directing 2011 Columbia University, BA University of Chicago 2003. Schubert Presidential Fellowship, University of Chicago Incubator Residency 2007, Richter Grant, University of Chicago Arts Council Fellowship, and Metcalf Fellowship. Anna is currently a Teaching Artist with Classic Stage Company, a Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab member, Actors Studio Writer/Director Workshop member, and a Resident Artist of undergroundzero.

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