Annie Montgomery

Annie Montgomery
Brooklyn, NY
Memoir, Playwriting, Acting, Improvisation, Storytelling
After School Program, College/University, Arts/Cultural Organizations, Community Center, K-12 Schools, Library

Annie has taught for 15+ years with organizations such as Lifetime Arts, Disney Theatrical Productions, The New Victory Theater, (Out)Laws & Justice, and Creative Theatrics.  She has taught 10+ creative aging workshop series (10 weeks/2 hour sessions) in memoir and performance in affiliation with Lifetime Arts and the NYPL, BPL and New Rochelle Library Systems.   In 2014 she was awarded a SPARC residency where she worked at the St. Charles Jubilee Community Center where she wrote, and directed a full production of Memory with the members of the community and young professional actors.  She is also founding member of A Space Between Theater Company. She wrote, collaboratively devised, and directed their production of The Red Dress at University Settlement.  In 2105, she performed at the International Fringe Festival with Piper Theatre\'s production of Splitfoot, and had a sold out six show run at the United Solo Festival in the one-woman show, Walking Toward America.  In past years, she has acted in several regional theaters including Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, George Street Playhouse, The Hangar Theatre, and many more. She was the lead role of Lisa in the Off-Broadway production of That Ilk at the Hudson Guild Theatre. She is a member of Actor\'s Equity. She earned an MA from NYU in Educational Theatre (‘06), and a BFA in Acting from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts (\'94).

I believe drama can build a bridge of compassion, understanding, and knowledge about other cultures, communities, histories, stories, and ways of life and it can connect us to one another and help us to discover new ways of expressing ourselves. As we age, the need to express ones self intensifies and the desire to continue learning and expanding our artistic expression and knowledge is essential to keep us engaged in the world and with one another. It is an honor to work with older adults and having an opportunity to work with them to discover their own artistic expression and voice is an honor,  and it has helped me expand as an artist, a teacher and a person.