Annalisa Dias and Anna Lathrop
Annalisa Dias and Mimsi Janis
ANNALISA DIAS, co-Founder
is a playwright, director, and performer based in Washington, DC. She is a Producing Playwright with The Welders, and has also worked with the Gulfshore Playhouse, the Source Festival, the Atlas Intersections Festival, the Mead Theatre Lab, Longacre Lea, Theater Alliance, Forum Theatre, Signature Theater, the Inkwell, and the Folger Theater. Her plays have been produced in New York, DC, Glasgow, and London. Annalisa also teaches Theatre of the Oppressed and is Director of an international documentary film entitled The Salima Project, which is about theatre and community health in rural Malawi. It had its Festival Premiere at the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles on September 21st, 2014. For more information visit http://salimaproject.org.
ANNA LATHROP, Co -Founder
is a Brooklyn based director, dramaturge, and producer. She is the current Executive Director of THE MUSE PROJECT - a NYC-based company focused on amplifying female voices in the theatre by developing work around female actors. She is a former Directing/Artistic Director Intern at Forum Theatre. NYC Directing: GAME BOY & TALK TO ME ABOUT HOME (29th St Playwrights Collective); DC Directing: TURN OFF ALL LIGHTS (Robinson Secondary School); ONE FIFTY (Nu Sass); CRAM SCHOOL SNOW DAY (LiveArt DC); WE COULD BE HEROES and HAROLD EVENTUALLY…ONE SECOND (Source Festival); BACK TO THE ISLAND (Rorschach Theatre Klecksography); SERVANT OF THE WIND (Atlas Intersections Festival), VIVIE CAN FLY (Actor's Center), LOVE SUCKS: A 5X5 (Theatre J - staged reading series). Associate Member SDC
Mimsi Janis, Co- Director
is an actor, writer and educator. She first began doing TO while perusing her MFA in Acting. Since then, she has participated in and led workshops with people from all over the world, ranging from children to adults. As an actor she has worked with Studio Theatre, Signature Theatre, Washington Stage Guild and many others in the DC area. Mimsi holds an MFA in Acting from Catholic University in DC and a M.Ed from George Mason University. She teaches at Howard Community College and George Mason University.