Artist Bio

Ann Filmer

(Bio as of October 2011)

Ann Filmer most recently collaborated with the Goodman on Chicago Boys during the 2011/2012 Season. Other Goodman directorial credits include David Mamet’s Almost Done, Reunion and Dark Pony, and several plays for New Stages. In Chicago, she most recently adapted and directed Tony Fitzpatrick’s Stations Lost for Firecat Projects at Steppenwolf’s Garage Theatre. She is the founder and artistic director of 16th Street Theater, where she has developed and directed the world premieres of Rohina Malik’s Unveiled, Susan Hahn’s The Scarlet Ibis, Will Dunne’s The Ascension of Carlotta, Robert Koon’s Menorca and Tony Fitzpatrick’s This Train, which enjoyed a successful remount at Steppenwolf’s Garage Theatre. Ms. Filmer has directed more than 50 productions, including several premieres, at such theaters as Chicago Dramatists (John Green’s The Liquid Moon), A Red Orchid Theatre (Brett Neveu’s Eric LaRue), Shattered Globe Theatre (John Guare’s The House of Blue Leaves), Stage Left Theatre (David Alan Moore’s In Times of War and Mia McCullough’s Spare Change), The Aardvark (founder), Circle Theatre and William Inge Theatre Festival. Ms. Filmer was the Goodman’s 2004/2005 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow.