Anne Undeland

Anne is a theater artist who has worked in the northeast with WAM Theatre, Great Barrington Public Theatre, Berkshire Playwrights Lab, Ventfort Hall, Barrington Stage, Stageworks, Capital Repertory Theatre, Mixed Company, MopCo, and Shakespeare & Company, in addition to performing in New York at The Metropolitan Playhouse and Theatre Row, and in Boston at The New Repertory Theatre. Born in Egypt (her father was an American diplomat), she attended Wesleyan University, graduating with a degree in Medieval Studies. Anne spent years as a puppeteer, she’s developed living history programs for museums, run oral history projects, and played roles in numerous productions for BBC radio and WBUR/Boston. Recently she’s branched out into playwriting: her short play, The Kiss, won best play at the West Side Y’s play festival in 2018 and her full-length play, Lady Randy, was produced by WAM Theatre and performed at Shakespeare & Company in the spring of 2019.

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acting

Lady Randy, WAM Theatre, MA

  • Lady Randolph Churchill, nee Jennie Jerome (title role)

  • (by myself, dir. Jim Frangione)

Israel Potter, Oldcastle Theatre, VT

  • Betty, Alma, Jenny, ensemble

  • (by Joe Bravaco and Jerry Rosler, dir. Nathan Stith)

Framing Churches, Ancram Opera House, NY

  • Isabel Church

  • (by Darrah Cloud, dir. Jeffrey Mosseau)  

Open Marriage, Ventfort Hall, MA

  • One Woman Performance                                                                               

  • (by Juliane Hiam, dir. John Gould Rubin)                                                                                                                                          

Paris 1890 – Unlaced!, Ventfort Hall, MA & United Solo Festival, Theatre Row, NYC

  • One Woman Performance                                                  

  • (by Juliane Hiam, dir. Sarah Taylor)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

A Tanglewood Tale, Metropolitan Playhouse, NYC 

  • Sophia Hawthorne                                                                                                                       

  • (by Juliane Hiam, dir. Andrew Joffe)                                                                                                                                          

Marcus is Walking, Mixed Company, MA

  • Anne, Caitlin, Heidi

  • (written and directed by Joan Ackermann)                                                                                                                                             

The Belle of Amherst, Ventfort Hall, MA

  • Emily Dickinson

  • (by William Luce, dir. Normi Noel)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Xingu, Ventfort Hall/ Shakespeare & Co, MA

  • One Woman Performance                                                                                                                                  

  • By Edith Wharton, ad. Dennis Krausnick, dir, Normi Noel)

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Fanny Kemble’s Lenox Address , Ventfort Hall/ Shakespeare & Co, MA

  • One Woman Performance                                                                            

  • (by John Gardner, dir. Andrew Borthwick-Leslie)                                                                                                                              

Tatterhood, Castle Hill Theatre, MA

  • The Queen                                                                                                                                                  

  • (by Nicki Wilson, dir. Andrew Joffe)                                                                                                                                                      

Staying Afloat, Mixed Company, MA

  •  The Woman                                                                                                                                       

  • (written and directed by Joan Ackermann)                                                                                                                                                    

Metamorphoses , Riggs Theatre 37, MA

  • Eurydice, Psyche                                                                                                                                

  • (by Mary Zimmerman, dir. Kevin Coleman)                                                                                                                                                   

Ten Minutes in the Berkshires, Mixed Company, MA

  • Various Roles                                                                                                                     

  • Various Directors Various Authors (three seasons)                                                                                                                               

10 x 10 , Stageworks, NY

  • Blitz, Sheilah, Househunting Wife                                                                                                                              

  • (Various Authors, dir. Deena Pewtherer, Ken Bush)                                                                                                                             

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RADIO

Circle Round, WBUR/Boston 

  • Various Characters

  • Dir. Rebecca Sheir                                                                                                                                                                                             

On the Shore Dimly Seen, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

  • Narrator  

  • Dir. Gregory Whitehead                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Four Trees Down from Ponte Sisto, BBC Radio 4   

  • One Woman Performance                                                                             

  • Dir. Gregory Whitehead                                                                                                                                  

 

PLAYWRITING

The Hungry Heart Bar and Girl (working title), Bascomb Lodge 2019

Lady Randy (full length), WAM Theater, 2019                                                                                              

The Kiss (10 minute), Berkshire Playwrights Lab Radius Festival, 2018, Writers Voice Play Festival, NYC, 2018 (winner for best play), The Road Theatre Summer Playwright’s Festival, 2019          

Another Part of the Wood (10 minute), Berkshire Playwrights Lab Radius Festival, 2019

The Sisterhood (10 minute), St. James Play Festival, 2019

Writer’s Groups

Berkshire Voices (Berkshire Playwright’s Lab’s writing group), Great Barrington, MA

Howl Playwrights, Rhinebeck, NY

­­­TRAINING

Workshops & Intensives:  Shakespeare & Company  Intensive, Creatively Independent Summer Intensive, Mopco Improv Fundamentals, Amy Brentano Play Workshop, Palissimo Intensive, Berkshire Playwrights Lab Workshop

Studied with: Jim Frangione, Chris Beaulieu, Michael Burns, John Hadden, Dennis Krausnick, and Normi Noel

 

ALSO OF NOTE

·         Puppeteer and children’s entertainer for many years. 

·         Staged readings at the Mount, Capital Repertory Theatre, Barrington Stage, the UN, New Repertory                                                                      Theatre, etc. 

·         Create and perform living history programs for museums. Run oral history projects. 

·         Speak rusty but well-accented French, a little Italian, and a smattering of Arabic.

·         Surprisingly handy with power tools.

Degree: BA  Wesleyan University

Location: Berkshire County, MA and Columbia County, NY

Willing to travel