Originally from Chicago, Annie trained as an actor at the Piven Theatre Workshop from the age of 12 and at 18 became a member of Chicago’s famous Commedia company, New Crime. She received a BFA in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. These combinded vocabularies formed the foundation of her work with The Corn Exchange, founded in 1995. Over the years, the company’s practice and style has grown and morphed, greatly influenced by the wonderful invention and talent of the company’s ensemble players. Annie has directed all of the company’s productions to date, including modern classics, adaptations and original works created in collaboration with writer Micheal West, of which she is most proud.