I grew up in southwestern Michigan and went to college at the University of Chicago and then Columbia University for my MFA under Anne Bogart. I was the artistic associate at Classic Stage Company, and I've been a lecturer at SUNY Purchase for five years. I've directed new plays, classics, and my own devised and adapted work. I curated The Stone Open House with Laurie Anderson, directed Michael Stuhlberg twice at CSC, and trained extensively with SITI Company and Gardzinice in Poland. I live in Brooklyn, NY with my wife and our two-year-old daughter. I'm currently developing a contemporary adaptation of The Brothers Karamazov, and leading Other Shore, a documentary theater company that partners with social justice organizations.
to contact me, email anna.brenner at gmail
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