Annie Calhoun

by Annie Calhoun
(Chicago, IL, USA)

Joint Solo Performance for AboutFace with Annie and Arthur

Joint Solo Performance for AboutFace with Annie and Arthur

Annie is originally from Gurnee IL, and received her undergraduate degree from Taylor University (IN) in Theatre Education, with an English Minor. She is a recent graduate of DePaul Theatre School’s MFA Acting program. At The Theatre School Annie appeared in The Man From Nebraska (dir. Dado), The Bald Soprano (dir. Rachel Walshe), Fefu and Her Friends (dir. Brandy Austin), The Giver (dir. Ernie Nolan), Hardball (dir. Trudie Kessler), and Flow My Tears the Policeman Said (dir. Anthony Mosely). She has also performed with the Chautauqua Theatre Company in The Art of Coarse Acting (dir. Dylan Baker) and Measure for Measure (dir. Vivienne Benesch). Annie has written and performed two solo pieces, Nun Memoirs (Chautauqua Theatre Company), and Oregon Trail: A Musical Review (iO Chicago), and also directed and co-wrote with sketch group, I. OBJECT. She is currently working a new full length play called Elevator Day, under the tutelage of Carlos Murillo with a first read by Nothing Without A Company. Annie very much enjoys teaching, and directed at Northlight Theatre Academy in ’08 and upcoming ’09. She is a lover of improvisation and is in the final performance stage of iO’s training program, and also performs regularly with her team Karayte Van at The Playground. Annie is also an avid sailor who instructs and races.

NUN MEMOIRS, Original Solo Performance, Chautauqua Theatre Co., NY

OREGON TRAIL: A MUSICAL REVIEW, Original Solo Performance, AboutFace Theatre Benefit, Improv Olympic (iO, Chicago)

I. OBJECT Sketch Group, Writer/Director/Performer, Inconvenience Theatre Space

SMOKING BAN, Writer/Director, Short Play Fest, DePaul

ELEVATOR DAY, Writer, Nothing Without A Company

THE ROOT OF HUNGER, Writer/Director/Performer, DePaul Theatre School Studio

MONSTERS,Writer/Director, Northlight Theatre Academy

HEROS AND VILLIANS, Writer/Director, Northlight Theatre Academy


MFA Acting, DePaul University Theatre School: Acting (Dexter Bullard, Jane Brody), Shakespeare (Catherine Weidner), Meisner (Trudie Kessler), Voice (Claudia Anderson, Phil Timberlake, Phyllis Griffin), Movement (Betsy Hamilton, Patrice Egleston, John Jenkins), Camera (Linda Gillum, Matt Miller), Musical Theatre (Mark Elliot)

Taylor University: B.S. Theatre Education/ English Minor, Summa Cum Laude

Improvisation: Improv Olympic Training Program, 14 months (TJ Jagodowski, Susan Messing, Noah Gregoropoulos Joe Bill, Bill Arnett, Jason Shotts), IO Comedic Writing (Michael McCarthy), Second City Improv and Sketch Writing (Nick Johne, Bina Martin, Nancy Beckett), Playground Improv Theatre Team Member

Workshops: Lookingglass, Redmoon, 500 Clown, Tectonic Theatre Company, Pasticene, Butoh, Sartori Mask, Goat Island, Augusto Boal (Theatre of the Oppressed), National Theatre Conservatory Intensive, CO

Other Skills: SAFD Certified Unarmed, Knife, Rapier/Dagger, Collegiate Soccer 4 yrs., Avid Runner, Accents: British and Irish, French Horn (15 years), Jazz Piano, Licensed Theatre/English Teacher, Certified Sailing Instructor/Racer

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