Annie Meek Montgomery has worn many hats as a theatre maker - actor, director, writer, educator and administrator.
Thirty 30 years of working in theatre began as an acting major at Boston University's College for the Arts. After college, she quickly began booking work in children's theatre tours and small productions around New York City. Eventually as her experience grew she landed leading lady roles in regional theaters including Anne in Man and Superman and Harper in Angels in America at the Hangar Theatre, directed by Bob Moss, and culminated with the off-Broadway three month run playing the lead role of Lisa in That Ilk at the Hudson Guild Theatre.
Simultaneously, Annie began working as a teaching artist. Over the years, she has taught for a variety of cultural organizations including (Out)Laws & Justice, Creative Theatrics in Brooklyn, the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Public Library, the New Rochelle Library, Disney Theatrical Productions and The New Victory Theatre. Eventually, her experience led to more than 10 years at Lifetime Arts in a variety of roles including being the Director of Education (2016 - 2022), and she is currently a part time faculty member at the New School teaching the full year required course, Collaborative Research Studio: The Teaching Artist. Additionally, she is a regular guest teacher at NYU and has directed at NYU’s New Plays for Young Audiences. She is also a playwright and director and has worked on many projects which you can review on the playwriting/directing page of this website.
Most recently, Annie has discovered a passion for devising theatre, originating roles, and working in physical theatre and performance. She was a founding member of A Space Between Theatre Company. She wrote, collaboratively devised, directed, and acted in their production of The Red Dress which has been produced at University Settlement and the San Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center. She performed to several sold out audiences in the one woman show Walking Toward America at the United Solo Festival on Theatre Row in New York City and at the Springfield Contemporary Theatre in Springfield, MO. She performed in Piper Theatre's production of Splitfoot which performed to rave reviews in the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival and East of Edinburgh Festival in New York City. She also was proud to be in the immersive production of All American Boys by Off the Page Theatre Company and performed in a radio play of the same production at WNYC's The Green Space. In 2019, she appeared in Piper Theatre's production of The Lincoln Dress which performed at Siena College in Albany and at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn. In 2021, Annie wrote and starred in the short film, Zoom with Me, that was accepted at 20+ international film festivals. In the summer of 2022, she toured internationally with a new version of The Lincoln Dress performing in Bucharest, Romania with Un Teatru Theatre Company, and in Suceava, Romania at the State Theatre, Teatrul Municipal Matei Visniec. In February 2023, she performed in Malta with La Mere Sauvage with Piper Theatre and reprised the role in June 2023 at the Gallery Players Theatre in Brooklyn.
Annie is the proud mom to three grown children and lives in Brooklyn with her husband David Montgomery.
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