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Anna Brenner creates ensemble-based theatrical work from a broad range of forms including plays, contemporary and classic literature, film scripts, interviews and found text. Her work includes The Karamazov’s (upcoming March 2020 The New Ohio), In This Hope: A Pericles Project (The Welders, DC), Peter Gil-Sheridan’s Cockfight (Fordham University), The Glass Menagerie (Theatreworks Colorado), Eliza Bent’s The Hotel Colors (Bushwick Starr), 3 Women (Columbia Stages), Terra Incognita (CPR), Disquiet (Living Theatre), Are We Here Yet? (PS122), Won’t Be A Ghost (Prelude), The Misanthrope (PS 122, undergroundzero Audience Award).

She’s developed new work with playwrights Sylvan Oswald and Mia Chung at New Dramatists, MJ Kaufman, Peter Gil-Sheridan, Otso Huopaniemi, John Douglas Weidner, Jason Pizzarello, and Morgan Gould.

Anna collaborated with Laurie Anderson to curate the Stone Open House. As the Artistic Associate at Classic Stage Company, Anna directed and produced Brecht Fest, Subject to Fits (A response to Dostoevsky’s The Idiot), Crime and Punishment, Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest and Chuck Mee’s Global Warming, in addition to leading many talkbacks and public discussions.

Anna studied at the University of Chicago and then Columbia University under Anne Bogart and Brian Kulick. She has trained with SITI Company and Gardzienice, assisted Tina Landau, Suzanne Bocanegra, and Big Dance Theater. She has taught at Columbia University, SUNY Purchase, and NYU and worked extensively with social justice organizations and community groups creating documentary theater and storytelling events. Alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, resident artist of undergroundzero. Residencies include: Drop, Forge, & Tool, Drama League, Space on Ryder Farm, PlayPenn, Chicago Arts Incubator Lab.

Originally from Michigan, she lives in Brooklyn with her wife and two young children.

to connect, email anna.brenner at gmail dot com

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