Biography & Resume
ANNA SYCAMORE DEMERS
is a certified in Margolis Method as a Level 1 Professional Instructor. Her teaching centers on acting, movement and ensemble theatre. She is head of the Theatre Program at Middlesex County College in New Jersey and Adjunct Movement Specialist at Kean University.
Her pedagogical practices are based on developing the total actor: body, voice and mind through psychophysical methods including: Margolis Method, Lecoq and Grotowski (Steven Wangh lineage). She also teaches body awareness through the lens of Laban/Bartenieff, Viewpoints and contemplative practices such as yoga and meditation. She completed a Master’s of Fine Arts from Sarah Lawrence College with a focus in directing and movement, and her B.A. in Theatre from Rollins College.
Select Professional Work: Alluvial Shore in Your Move: New Jersey’s Modern Dance Festival, The Human Variations, four devised, site-specific performances with (Blueprint Theater Project/NYC), Speaking Of… a dance-theatre piece with (NuWorks Festival NYC, Your Move: New Jersey’s Modern Dance Festival. Middlesex directing credits: Thinner than Water, Laughter, The Apt Plays, The Secret in the Wings, French Waitress, Love Shopping & Mermaids, and Twelve Ophelias. Kean University directing credits: Orlando, The Lover, 9 Parts of Desire, Mary Zimmerman’s The Odyssey, and The Other Shore (at Kean University).
She is a member of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and currently serving as Secretary for the Association for Theatre Movement Educators (ATME).
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