Hi! My name is Anna Klein (but some people also call me Annabel). Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, I started performing at the age of seven, where I debuted as Theseus in a truly terrible production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Since then I have worked as an actor, writer, director, and designer. I graduated with dual honors from the University of Redlands with a BA in English Literature and Theatre Arts.
Most recently, I have been splitting my time engaging with artistic communities around the Seattle area. I serve as the Director of Education at Stone Soup Theatre, in Seattle, where I focus my time on engaging young people in the arts, educating and invigorating conscientious and passionate arts educators, and creating relationships with organizations in need of creative opportunities for students. Most recently, I have taught several K-2 online courses in musical theatre and improv at Genesee Hill Elementary, and a 3-5 Drama Class with the Northgate Community Learning Center.
In addition to her work at Stone Soup, Anna works with the Seattle Rep’s Youth Engagement Department. This has included devising a brand-new theatre piece with high school students as part of the newly minted Next Narrative Monologue Competition, as well as assisting with the High School Collective Playwriting Cohort's development of a new play. Her work at the Seattle Rep also includes rebuilding and strengthening the Student Matinee program post-pandemic, developing and executing curriculum surrounding the Rep’s challenging season, and mentoring youth interns. Beyond the Rep, Anna is also directing The Sasquatch Society with Penguin Productions, a student-written work set to premiere at the Seattle Folklife Festival.
When I'm not on stage, I'm making art (check out my Graphic Design work) and listening to audiobooks.
"Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances"