Ms. Anne Quackenbush
Anne Quackenbush has been performing and teaching in Houston for the last 15 years; most recently she performed at the Alley Theatre in The Man Who Came to Dinner. Other shows at the Alley Theatre include three seasons of A Christmas Carol; The Mousetrap; You Can’t Take It with You; And Then There Were None; The Thirteenth Chair; and House and Garden, for which she won Best Actress in Houston, Houston Press Awards 2002. She has also worked in Houston with Stages Repertory Theatre: Searching for Eden; Orange Flower Water and The Pavilion, both by Craig Wright; Heart of a Woman; Anton in Show Business, for which the ensemble received Best Actresses, Houston Press Awards 2001; The Maiden’s Prayer and Ascendancy. She played Linda Loman in the University of Houston’s production of Death of a Salesman. As a teacher, she has worked with the Alley Theatre and Main Street Theatre as well as 10 years as a private tutor.
Anne began acting at the age of seven, performing at the Dallas Theatre Center, and Casa Mañana in Ft. Worth. She went on to high school at the Antwerp International School in Belgium, and attended Scripps College in Claremont, California, where she received her B.F.A. in Theatre. She also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, and the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. While in San Francisco she performed with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival as well as taught classes in acting and Shakepeare. Currently she is in her last year of the M.A. program at University of Houston, School of Theatre and Dance. While at UH, she has assisted with undergraduate courses in Dramatic Structure and Theatre History, as well as two years as a teacher’s assistant for Introduction to Theatre courses for undergraduates.