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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 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). Anna curated the Stone Open House with Laurie Anderson and has developed new work with Sylvan Oswald and Mia Chung at New Dramatists, and MJ Kaufman (Clubbed Thumb). As the Artistic Associate at Classic Stage Company, Anna directed Brecht Fest, Crime and Punishment and The Idiot with Michael Stuhlbarg, Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest and Chuck Mee’s Global Warming.

Anna studied at the University of Chicago and then Columbia University under Anne Bogart. She has trained with SITI Company and Gardzienice, assisted Tina Landau, Suzanne Bocanegra, and Big Dance Theater. She teaches Documentary Theater and New Play Collaboration at SUNY Purchase and leads Other Shore, a documentary theater company that partners with social justice organizations. Alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, resident artist of undergroundzero. Residencies include: Drop, Forge, and Tool, Drama League, Space on Ryder Farm, PlayPenn, UChicago Arts Incubator Lab.

Originally from Michigan, she lives in Brooklyn with her wife and daughter.

to connect, email anna.brenner at gmail dot com

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