Anne Justine D'Zmura served as Resident Director at the Tony Award Guthrie Theatre; Artistic Associate/ Director for the NYC-based The Acting Company; Artistic Associate for the nationally acclaimed Playwright's Center; and as Co-Artistic director for Yale Cabaret. Some additional directing credits include productions at Tony Award South Coast Repertory; A Noise Within; Shakespeare Santa Cruz; and Idaho Shakespeare Festival. She was assistant director for Trevor Nunn on Tom Stoppard's Arcadia on Broadway at Lincoln Center. Anne has directed many national new play development workshops.
For the last thirteen years, Anne has served as CSULB's Theatre Arts Head of Directing. She is a former Chair of the CSULB Theatre Arts Department and former Artistic Director for California Repertory Company where she directed numerous productions. She has served as visiting professor at Denison University, guest director and educator at The Juilliard School, University of Minnesota MFA program, Tony Award USD/Old Globe Theatre, University of Redlands, and University of Michigan.
Anne is the recipient of grants/awards including a National Endowment for The Arts/TCG Directing Fellowship; a Drama League: New Works/New Directors Grant; CSULB Scholarly and Creative Awards with which she developed Green Piece and continues to develop her international work in ecology and theatre; CSULB awards for student mentorships; an International Education Incentive Award for international educational programmatic expansion; several Center for Community Engagement International community-based program awards; Provost Research Awards; and Alumni Association Grants.
Anne was invited to present her work in ecology and theatre at Earth Matters on Stage: Ecodrama Festival and Symposium in Eugene, Oregon; International Drama/Theatre Education Association in Belem, Brazil; and International University Theatre Association in Leicester, England. Anne's work on ecology and theatre is in Readings in Performance and Ecology published by Palgrave Macmillan. Anne served as an Artist in Residence/Scholar at Carnegie Mellon University, where she was invited to develop a course and project merging theatre and ecology for the Drama School and presented this work for Carnegie Mellon's The Center for Arts and Society.
Anne has developed international education programs in Tanzania, Ireland, and Wales. She has served as CSU Summer Arts Coordinator for Cornerstone Theater & Community-based Theater and on CSU Summer Arts Advisory Board. Anne has served on numerous national conference and selection panels including a Drama League artist collaboration panel, TCG new play development panel, a NAST University recruitment strategy panel and as a selection panelist for TCG's Fox Foundation Artist Fellowship Awards. Anne was invited to participate in the SDC West Coast Leadership Group, and continues to serve as a NAST evaluative team member. Anne is an advisory board member for CSULB's Global Studies Institute and University Honors Program. Anne is a member of SDC, SAG-AFTRA. She earned her BA at Hampshire College and her MFA in Directing at Yale School of Drama.