Annie Dorsen

Obie award–winning director, writer, and dramaturge Annie Dorsen is the co-creator of the 2008 Broadway musical Passing Strange, which she also directed. She collaborated with the string quartet ETHEL on Truckstop, seen at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival last fall, and her pop-political performance project Democracy in America was presented at Performance Space 122 (PS 122) in spring 2008. Other recent projects include Portraits: Night and Day (Voice 4 Vision Puppet Festival), Antigone Arkhe (The Women’s Project), The Crazy Girl (New York Stage and Film), and Somewhere Someplace Else (Clubbed Thumb). She has directed the American premieres of Family Stories: Belgrade (Market Theater) and Belgrade Trilogy (Tisch School of the Arts at New York University), both by Biljana Srbljanovic.

In addition to numerous awards for Passing Strange, Ms. Dorsen has received several fellowships, notably the Sir John Gielgud Fellowship from the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, and both the Boris Sagal and Bill Foeller fellowships from the Williamstown Theater Festival. She has taught at New York University, Fordham University, and the Playwright’s Horizons Theater School, and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

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