Ann’s adaptation of Nancy Carlson’s HARRIET’S HALLOWEEN CANDY opened the 2006 season at Seattle Children’s Theatre, lyrics and music by Chad Henry. HARRIET’S HALLOWEEN CANDY was originally commissioned and produced by Stages theatre, Hopkins MN and has had six other productions across the country. Other children’s theatre productions by Ann include PETER RABBIT & CO., Stages Theatre, composer Gary Rue and RIDING THE RAILS, SteppingStone theatre, St. Paul, composer Gary Rue. RIDING THE RAILS won honorable mention in the 2003 Jackie White National Memorial Playwriting Contest, and Ann’s adaptation of THE NIGHTINGALE, won Honorable Mention in 2008.
Ann’s plays ETERNITY and CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HANNAH were produced by The Great American History Theatre, St. Paul, as was her ten minute adaptation of Avis Shorer’s A HALF ACRE OF HELL. CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HANNAH was a Playlabs finalist, received a reading at Madison Repertory Theatre, and was awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant for a preproduction workshop. ETERNITY received a grant from the Howard B. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment fund and was one of four works showcased at the Rimon Conference: “Arts and the American Jewish Experience” at the Minneapolis Art Institute. The History Theatre also received a $15,000 grant from the Phillips Foundation for ETERNITY. Ann was awarded a Jones Commission by the Playwrights’ Center and wrote THE OPERA SINGER. It became a Playlabs semifinalist, was showcased in the Playwrights’ Center’s Hot House Festival and in the annual reading series at the Jungle Theatre, MPLS, director John Clark Donahue. Ann’s play, COMPOSING ELLEN was a Jerome and Minnesota State Arts Board finalist, a PlayLabs semifinalist. Her work-in-progress BOB DYLAN MIND OUT OF TIME, recently received a reading in New Music Theatre’s Rough Cuts series.
Ann is a graduate of the SUNY-Purchase Acting Conservatory, studied acting with Uta Hagen, and is a member of Equity and SAG. She is also the mother of thirteen year old Benjamin.