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Annika Nori

Theater Artist . Writer . Website Designer

Annika Nori is a theater artist, writer and website designer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She tells stories in many forms, and always has.

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Theater

Annika Nori is an internationally produced playwright, director and performer. She has worked in professional theaters, great halls and black boxes, and has worked collaboratively and individually to devise and develop plays. She is a character actor who loves the psychological discovery of roles, the collaboration of theater and the simple joy of performing for a live audience. Her experience as an actor comes in handy as a director, where she guides the actor through exercises and coaching to discover the character beneath the words. She is also interested in professional experience in writing, directing and acting for film and television.

She has a B.F.A. in Theater and Original Works: Play-Writing and Directing from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle Washington.

She received her M.A. in Shakespeare & Creativity from the University of Birmingham and the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and has worked at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

DIRECTING

​The Seagull (Anton Chekhov)                                                                       The Shakespeare Institute Players,

Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK

Lavender Rose (A. A. Grimm)                                                           Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA

Aaron and Sophie (A. A. Grimm)                                                      Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA

Lavender’s Body (Leah Webster)                                                    Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Tom Stoppard)                   Waldorf School of the Peninsula, Mountain View, CA

The Taming of the Shrew (William Shakespeare)                                      Waldorf School of the Peninsula, Mountain View, CA 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (William Shakespeare)                              Waldorf School of the Peninsula, Mountain View, CA

ASSISTANT DIRECTING AND STAGE MANAGING

The Sound of Music  (Rodgers & Hammerstein)                                       Waldorf School of the Peninsula, Mountain View, CA

Fiddler on the Roof (Joseph Stein)                                                               Waldorf School of the Peninsula, Mountain View, CA

Almost, Maine (John Cariani)                                                                          Waldorf School of the Peninsula,

    Mountain View, CA 

The Man Who Turned Into a Stick (Kobo Abe)                                         Waldorf School of the Peninsula,

and No Exit (Jean-Paul Sartre)                                                                                                  Mountain View, CA 

As You Like It (William Shakespeare)                          San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Palo Alto, CA

PLAYWRITING

The Seagull                                                                 reading                                               Épine Noir Society, 2021

Fourplay                                                                       production     The Royal Shakespeare Company, UK, 2018

Lavender Rose                                                            production                    Cornish College of the Arts, 2017

Aaron and Sophie                                                       reading                           Cornish College of the Arts, 2016 

Funeral of a Contradiction                                  production                     Cornish College of the Arts, 2015

Griffen                                                                          production           Waldorf School of the Peninsula, 2012

ACTING   

The Little Foxes                                  Alexandra                                        City Lights Theater Company, 2020

​ (Canceled due to COVID-19)                                                                                   Dir. Mark Anderson Phillips  

The Wolves                                              #14                                                      City Lights Theater Company, 2019

​                                                                                                                                                   Dir. Kimberly Mohne-Hill​

The Taming of the Shrew                   Tranio                                      The Shakespeare Institute Players, 2018

​                                                                                                                                                                Dir. Juliano Zaffino

 Fourplay                                                   Hermione                                   The Royal Shakespeare Company , 2018

                                                                                                                                                                        Dir. Lorna Jinks

The Brother’s K                                     Bet Chance                                        Book-It Repertory Theater, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        Dir. Myra Platt

Harrison, Texas                                       Dolores Henry                               Cornish College of the Arts, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                 Dir. Kelly Kitchens

TRAINING & EDUCATION         

University of Birmingham (2017-2018) MA Shakespeare & Creativity received December 2018

Theater Practice and The Shakespeare Ensemble: Abigail Rokison-Woodall

Shakespearience and Shakespeare in Society: Ewan Fernie

Shakespeare’s Craftsmanship: Will Sharpe

Shakespeare and Early Modern Playhouse Culture: Simon Smith

Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Penelope Freedman

 

Cornish College of the Arts (2012-2016) BFA received May 2016

Acting: Marya Sea Kaminski, Lisa Norman, Timothy Piggee, Robin Lynn Smith, Annette Toutonghi, Amy Thone

Voice: Alyssa Keene, Rhonda J. Soikowski, Terri Weagant, Kate Myre

Movement: Ellen Boyle, Keira McDonald, David Taft

Stage Combat: Geoffrey Alm

Playwriting: Elizabeth Heffron, Stephanie Timm

Directing: Kathleen Collins

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