Anna Dean is a performer, director and screenwriter illuminating queer-feminine experience and desire.
Anna has directed, performed, and produced work at venues including the Barbican, V&A, Battersea Arts Centre and many others. As a member of Louise Orwin company, she co-created and performed in the award-nominated show CRY CRY KILL KILL. Anna is currently developing her two short films as a member of Female Film Club. Anna has also produced film projects, most recently Kindred Spectres by Miriam Austin.
Anna recently completed directing mentorship with Katie Mitchell at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where she was selected for an artist development program. She is a Master of Arts graduate (Theatre & Performance, Queen Mary, Distinction, December 2019). Anna is also a student at IDSA – Identity School of Acting, and is currently studying on the advanced FE program.
Anna’s aesthetic language draws inspiration from art, film and performance history to re-present femme gaze in contemporary contexts. Anna is publicity co-ordinator for the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London and sits on their screening committee. She previously worked at the Barbican centre in both the Visual Art and Theatre & Dance departments, and interned at Lèvy Gorvy gallery.