ANN FILMER IS A DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER, AND THEATRE PRODUCER
based in Chicago whose passion lies in directing and developing new work. Ms. Filmer was the recipient of the 2004-05 Michael Maggio Directing Fellowship at the Goodman Theatre where she directed Almost Done, Reunion and Dark Pony as part of their David Mamet Festival. As the Producing Director of Chicago Dramatists from 2000-2004, she directed and developed countless new plays incluiding the Jeff-Award-winning The Liquid Moon by John Green, for which she received an After Dark Award for Direction. She directed the world premiere of Brett Neveu’s Eric LaRue for A Red Orchid, and has directed for William Inge Theatre Festival, Shattered Globe, Live Bait, Stage Left, Circle Theatre, Famous Door’s Women at the Door, Collaboraction, Theatre on the Lake, Porchlight, Prop Thtr, and 29th Street Rep in New York. As co-founder and former Artistic Director of The Aardvark, Ms. Filmer directed ten of their shows, including Neveu's The Last Barbecue and the Chicago premiere of WASP and Excerpts from Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin. Ms. Filmer has directed new plays by Andy Cobb, Lisa Dillman, Sharon Evans, Rebecca Gilman, Sean Graney, Mark Guarino, Susan Hahn, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Robert Koon, Susan Lieberman, Rohina Malik, Arlene Malinowski, Susan Nussbaum, Eric Pfeffinger and Sarah Ruhl. She was the Associate Artistic Director of Writers’ Theatre for three years and served on the board of the League of Chicago Theatres from 2000 – 2004. While at Chicago Dramatists, she co-produced the National Showcase of New Plays 2004, and was the editor of “New Plays from Chicago” Chicago’s first every anthology of new plays. Ms. Filmer is the creator and Artistic Director of Estrogen Fest 2000 - 2007 and founder/Artistic Director of 16th Street Theater in Berwyn now in its third season.
 
 

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Contact Ann Filmer: ann@16thstreettheater.org or (708) 795-6704 ext 105 ©2005 Ann Filmer