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Ann Wakefield

  • awakefi2@depaul.edu
  • Acting
  • BA University of Natal and University of Cape Town (South Africa)
    MA University of Nantes (France)
  • Performance
Ann has worked in South Africa, England, France and the U.S.A. as an actor, director and teacher. Ann has directed and written theatre for children and has created touring shows that have played to junior and senior schools and universities. In England, she worked with the Brian Way Theatre in Education Company and was assistant director to the highly acclaimed Zulu Macbeth, Umamatha, which was invited by the Royal Shakespeare Company to their World Theatre Season in London. In Chicago, she has been awarded Jeff citations for her performances in The Road To Mecca and Another Part Of The Forest, and an After Dark award for her performance in The Lion In Winter. She has been a teacher in the Residency Program for Lifeline Theatre, has collaborated on a translation of The Barber of Seville for Court Theatre, has served as a dialect coach for British and South African plays and as dramaturg and vocal coach at Loyola University Theatre. At the Theatre School, she teaches a range of BFA and MFA Acting classes and World of Theatre and Acting Workshops and has directed Introducing Mr. Charles Dickens, The Underground Lovers, The Butterfingers Angel, The Physicists, Bar and Ger and Others, The Idiot, The Illusion, The Blue Room, Vieux Carre, The Man Who, The Chekhov Machine, Antigone, 4 by Chekhov and Black Comedy. For the Reskin Theatre Showcase, she directed Lapin Lapin and for their Playworks series she has directed Alice In Wonderland, The Owl, And The PussyCat Went To See, Tokoloshe, Mango Leaf Magic and most recently wrote and directed Tales as Old as Africa for the 07/08 season.​​​