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Anna Steers

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Anna is an actor/director/educator/coach.  Anna started teaching at CSULB back in 2010 and specializes in Meisner and Theatre of Community Engagement.  Additionally, she teaches Viewpoints, Uta Hagen, Script Analysis, Theatre Today, Scene Study, Collaboration, Theatre for the 21st Century and EPIC (Educational Performance in Community).

Anna trained extensively at Oxford University (BADA), University of San Francisco (BA in Performing Arts and Social Justice), Anne Bogart’s SITI Company (Suzuki/Viewpoints), The John Ruskin School of Acting (Advanced Meisner) The Actors Center NYC Teacher Development Program, she holds an MFA in Acting/Directing from California State University Long Beach.

TV/Film appearances: Day out of Days by Zoe Cassavetes, short film Strangers, feature films Pillbox by Billy Corgan, Shadows of the Dead and Coldplay, American Body Shop (Comedy Central), Las Vegas (NBC), Bill Nye the Science Guy (Jean) and multiple commercials. San Francisco theatre credits include Angels in America, Blue Room, and Blind Spot.  Los Angeles theatre credits include Blackbird, Quills, Hyacinth Macaw, Festen, Britannicus, Out of Thin Air, Saint Plays, Kentucky Cycle, And the War Came and Pool of Bethesda, Tartuffe, A Chorusline, Little Shop of Horrors.

Directing credits: Streetcar Named Desire (Pierce College), Bad Jews (Pierce College, Bad Jews (Whitefire Theatre), 24 Hour Plays (Cornerstone Theatre),  #ethnocentricCRAP (CSULB), In or Out (CSULB). 

Ms. Steers developed summer conservatory programs at Mount Holyoke College, Long Beach Playhouse and Shakespeare Santa Barbara. Her philanthropic work, inspired by theatre for social change, brought her Phnom Penh Cambodia where she taught at CCAM orphanage.  Anna is the founder of Steers Studio: a camera acting gym - and a founding member of The National Alliance of Acting Teachers.