Director | Playwright | Theatre Artist
Anna Hanson is a multifaceted, multi-hyphenated Theatre Artist who infuses her knowledge of directing, playwriting, acting, producing, and technical theater to create pieces that give the spotlight to new or forgotten stories. She fosters an environment that encourages collaboration, imagination, and the magic of theatre.
Born and raised in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, with a view of the NYC skyline from her bedroom, being a theatre creator has always been the plan. After acting and directing throughout her adolescent years, she made the move to Pittsburgh, PA to continue honing her crafts at University.
She is a graduate of Point Park University, where she received her BFA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Directing and a Minor in Technical Theatre Design.
She is currently on staff with Pittsburgh CLO as their Producing Assistant.
Life outside the Theater
When she isn't working on a new theatrical venture Anna has approximately a million and one hobbies. As a big book worm, she loves to pick up and book and get transported into another world. Some of her recent favorites are: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison and Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. She is also a self-proclaimed arts and crafts god, always ready to wield her hot glue gun to create any Pinterest mom's dream. When she isn't crafting up a storm she can be found in the kitchen baking cakes, pastries, and other sweet goods despite the fact that she is intolerant of gluten. As a lifelong Met's fan, she is always excited to go to a game where she will inevitably watch her favorite team lose in style. To end off her days she can often be found hanging out and playing hide and seek with her beloved hermit crab Lorenzo.