American Shakespeare Festival Theatre Stratford, Connecticut 06614 www.americanshakespearefestival.com A Biography of _________________________ ANNE OCCHIOGROSSO ANNE OCCHIOGROSSO has received national acclaim for her work as an Artistic Director, theater direct or and dramaturge and acting coach for 35 years. Although she has worked with a broad spectrum of plays and scripts, her primary focus has been the classical theater with a special emphasis on the works of William Shakespeare. She co-founded the American Players Theatre with Randall Duk Kim and Charles Bright in 1979, where she directed 16 Shakespearean productions including Hamlet, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice. Along with the works of Shakespeare, she has directed Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, Chekhov’s The Bear, The Wedding, Swan Song and performed the role of Madam Arkadina in The Seagull. She co-directed Moliere’s Tartuffe and Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex with Mr. Kim and performed the roles of Dorine and Jocasta, opposite Mr. Kim, respectively. She has studied with Morris Carnovsky and Phoebe Brand and performed the role of Anna Petrovna in a production of Chekhov’s Ivanov. Ms. Occhiogrosso has taught acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting and the New York Shakespeare Festival and has been a guest instructor for schools throughout the country. She teaches acting with Classical Productions, Inc. and coaches individuals for auditions, character development and script analysis for film, television and theater.