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Anne Torsiglieri ’85

Anne Torsiglieri

Anne Torsiglieri is thrilled to be returning to her roots at Princeton where, as an undergraduate, was active with The Triangle Club, Theater Intime, and Princeton Summer Theater. Later in her career, she happily returned to Princeton to teach acting with the Program of Theater and Dance.

Her autobiographical play “A” TRAIN was awarded “Best Production” at the United Solo Festival in 2017. It has also been performed at The Los Angeles Skirball Center and at Playmakers Rep in NC.

Anne has been seen on Broadway in Top Girls, Parade, Blood Brothers and Miss Saigon as well as in the National Tour of Les Misérables as Fantine. Off-Broadway and regionally she’s performed at Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, Ensemble Studio Theatre, NY Stage and Film, Williamstown Theatre Festival, McCarter Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, The Huntington, The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Festival, Sundance Theatre Lab, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cleveland Playhouse, Northern Stage and others. She is the recipient of Back Stage West/Drama Logue and Garland Awards for her performance as Catherine Sloper in The Heiress (Berkeley Rep) and the New Hampshire Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as the titular role in The Drowsy Chaperone. TV and film include “Law & Order,” “Kidnapped,” “Gossip Girl” and the award winning “Albert Schweitzer: Called to Africa.” Recent performances include Shakespeare’s Falstaff in The Death of Kings, Rose in Gypsy Donna in Mamma Mia (directed by Carol Dunne – Princeton ’87) and Emma in Stupid F*ing Bird (Santa Barbara Independent Award for “Outstanding Actor”.) Anne is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Theater and Dance at UCSB.

Events

Women in the Arts Showcase

Thursday, October 4

Please join us for the Opening Reception and Women in the Arts Showcase to hear from a select group of alumni artists and student groups, and participate in interactive/collaborative creative activities. The Opening Reception will kick off in the New South tent at 6:30 p.m., followed by various performances, displays, and activities in the tent and the Lewis Arts complex beginning at 7:30 p.m. There will also be work by visual artists on display throughout the weekend at Maclean House.

Women in the Arts Showcase Program (PDF 52KB)

Featured Artists:


“A” Train

Saturday, October 6

“A” Train is one mom’s journey on the autism train. Abounding with music, irreverent humor and verbatim interviews, one woman plays multiple roles, taking us on a 90-minute trip to redefining happiness with every twist and turn. Contains adult language.

Limited tickets are available for this performance and can be requested at the Maclean House reception desk throughout the weekend.

Anne Torsiglieri ’85, Associate Professor, Department of Theater and Dance, University of California Santa Barbara

Music by Brad Carroll
Directed by Risa Brainin
ATraintheplay.com

Produced by McCarter Theatre Center in association with The Lewis Center for the Arts


“A” Train

Thursday, October 4

“A” Train is one mom’s journey on the autism train. Abounding with music, irreverent humor and verbatim interviews, one woman plays multiple roles, taking us on a 90-minute trip to redefining happiness with every twist and turn. Contains adult language.

Limited tickets are available for this performance and can be requested at the Forum information desk of the Lewis Arts complex from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 4. Additional performance on Saturday, October 6.

Anne Torsiglieri ’85, Associate Professor, Department of Theater and Dance, University of California Santa Barbara

Music by Brad Carroll
Directed by Risa Brainin
ATraintheplay.com

Produced by McCarter Theatre Center in association with The Lewis Center for the Arts


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