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Author: Colorado Shakespeare Festival

CSF Summer Series: Anne Penner

This summer, we present an ongoing series of videos featuring the artists you know and love from past Shakespeare Festival seasons. In this episode, enjoy a sneak preview and inside look at Anne Penner’s approach to playing Penelope in “The Odyssey” at CSF in 2021.

Penner’s acting credits include “Romeo and Juliet” (Mercutio), “Richard III” (Margaret), “Julius Caesar” (Portia / Soothsayer) and “Cymbeline” (Queen) with CSF; “The Wolves” (Soccer Mom) with BETC; “Abundance” (Macon), “Crimes of the Heart” (Babe), “American Notes” (Pauline) and “Savage in Limbo” (Savage) with Sis Tryst Productions; “Seascape” (Sarah) with Modern Muse; “Crimson Thread” (Eilis) with Arvada Center; and Joan Didion’s “The Year of Magical Thinking” and other performances with Stories on Stage. Directing credits include “Kid Simple,” “Eurydice,” “Gidion’s Knot,” “The Nina Variations,” “Arabian Nights” and “The Seagull.” Penner is an associate professor in the University of Denver’s Department of Theatre and co-host of the acting/psychology podcast, “The Actor’s Mind.” She received an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Amherst College.