Anna M. Hogan (she/her) is a queer theatrical director and producer with a vibrant career spanning diverse stages from New York City to her current base in Lubbock, TX. With a flair for site-specific, intimate, and immersive productions, Anna has carved a distinctive niche in both new and established plays and musicals.
In the vibrant landscape of Off-Broadway and the downtown theater scene, she established herself as Associate Artistic Director of the Rising Sun Performance Company and a proud member of the League of Professional Theater Women. Anna’s directorial career has garnered critical acclaim, notably earning her the “Outstanding Direction” award at the Planet Connections Theater Festivity in NYC. Most recent directorial credits include the NYC premiere of FRIENDLY’S FIRE by John Patrick Bray (Theater at the 14th Street Y), the world premiere of ÉLÉPHANT by Eva MeiLing Pollitt (The Clemente & The Kraine Theatre), URINETOWN the Musical (Peoples Improv Theater), and the world premiere of LOVESONG IMPERFECT by José Rivera (AD, Theater at the 14th Street Y).
During her tenure as the Artistic Director of the Wallace Theater, Anna was at the forefront of its inaugural seasons with a mission to forge an artistic identity that resonates with and represents the entire community, ensuring sustainability and accessibility for all. Anna’s dedication to that mission saw an unprecedented surge in audience and artist attendance and engagement, marking milestones in community outreach. The major focus for all programming throughout the next two years remained steadfastly on The Wallace’s Capital Campaign Project to restore the historic Wallace theater building. Now, The Wallace theater is due to complete its renovations and re-open in the winter of 2024.
The growth and success of The Wallace were not merely limited to infrastructure. Anna established new marketing standards, guest artist appearances on stage and in design, educational talkbacks with audiences and students, a comprehensive feedback system, accessible ticketing initiatives, a student pipeline for technical training, and innovative programs like Page to Stage that showcased her commitment to arts appreciation and underrepresented narratives.
The Wallace’s theatrical seasons, directed by Anna, have seen state-wide recognition, resulting in dozens of awards and nominations within the Dallas Regional Broadway World Awards. Musicals of note include: SWEENEY TODD, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, RENT, JEKYLL & HYDE, and LEGALLY BLONDE. Plays of note include SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD by Ken Ludwig, A DOLL’S HOUSE by Henrik Ibsen, THE BOOK OF WILL by Lauren Gunderson. Milestone achievements in programming included the new work development workshops of John Patrick Bray’s TRACKS, and Max Duane’s LAREDO.
In her current role as a Resident Artist at the Charles Adams Studio Project in Studio 2, Anna continues to shape the theatrical landscape every month as a part of the First Friday Art Trail in the cultural arts district. Her multidimensional contributions extend beyond directing; she curates private acting lessons at her studio and orchestrates captivating immersive experiences through her latest venture, Storefront Productions, where she stands as the founding Artistic Director. Productions of note include GODS & KINGS, PENNY DREADFUL, THE AMERICAN DREAM, SPECTACULAR, SPECTACULAR!, and several immersive musical commissions.
Anna is so honored to join the team at the Santa Fe Playhouse, and she sincerely thanks the artistic and executive staff for their kindness, openness, and visions for the future.
To learn more, visit annamhogan.com.