Oh hi, I’m Anna. I’m a writer, performer, musician and co-founder of MAGNA. I’m a big fan of collaborating with people in all the artforms, and I loves me some cross-disciplinary work.

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Writing:

 

I’ve been commissioned to write a number of full length plays, shorts and educational scripts. I have also written my own plays out of my head when no-one has asked me to. 

 

Stuff wot I’ve written:

 

Beige (MAGNA)

One Christmas Wish (Graphite and Diamond)

Snow Queen, Hansel and Gretel, A Christmas Carol, Penguins, The Storm, Stools For Stools (RABBLE Theatre)

 

Stuff wot’s in progress:

Dolores (Work in progress title -  collaboration with Hal Chambers and Brain Rays)

I am also Head of Stories at Now Press Play, an award-winning immersive audio resource engaging children in the curriculum through sound, story and movement. 

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Performing:

I trained at The Oxford School Of Drama and have worked as a jobbing actor in theatre, Voice Over, presenting and short films for nearly 10 years. My theatre credits include:

We Are Ian (In Bed With My Brother, Hong Kong)

Little Mermaid (Egg Theatre, Bath, National Theatre Award winner)

Falling (Theatre Alibi)

C-Word Clubhouse (The Coterie)

Much Ado About Nothing, Loves Labours Lost (The Royal Shakespeare Company)

The Family Way (best supporting actor nomination, Manchester Theatre Awards)

The Threepenny Opera, An Enemy of the People, Hindle Wakes, Peter Pan (Best supporting actor nomination, Manchester Theatre Awards) (Octagon Theatre, Bolton)

Medusa (Bristol Old Vic)

Music:

I have an EP out under my alias ‘GLYSK’. The focus of this project is electronic pop which aims to make you dance whilst tearing down the patriarchy. I have been collaborating with producers Brain Rays and James Stewart and all tracks were recorded at The Sorting Room Studios.  As a songwriter and musician I have performed at major festivals including opening up the main stage at Green Man Festival and performing at Glastonbury. 

I am currently voicing forthcoming Feminist AR game Glass Ceiling Games as well as songwriting and performing vocals for the soundtrack as part of feminist punk band Go Fallopian!

I am also working as writer/vocalist for a number of labels including Universal Publishing and Just Isn’t Music (Ninja Tune).