Anne Galjour’s one-woman plays have been praised for their originality of the writing as well as excellence of performance. Originally from Cajun French speaking Southeastern Louisiana, she has been a resident of San Francisco for 30 years. YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE was commissioned by the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College and the Flynn Performing Arts Center in Burlington VT. The work was developed at Z Space Studio in San Francisco. It had its world premiere at the Hop and toured New England at The Flynn, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro, VT. Z Space Studio will produce the show in September 2009 at Theatre Artaud. Additional solo performance credits include ALLIGATOR TALES – Hurricane and Mauvais Temps which premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and went on to Manhattan Theatre Club, Seattle Repertory Theatre and Actors Theatre of Louisville. THE KREWE OF NEPTUNE and ALLIGATOR TALES (4 Dramatic Short Stories) both premiered at Climate Theatre in San Francisco. These shows have played at numerous theatres, colleges and theatre festivals throughout the country.
Her playwriting credits include OKRA which premiered at Brava Theater Center in San Francisco in 2004, then moved to Southern Rep and later to True Brew Theatre, where it continued to play to sold out houses in New Orleans up until the night before Hurricane Katrina hit. It recently played to a sold out run at the Bayou Playhouse in Louisiana. BIRD IN THE HAND was commissioned by Z Space and produced by Central Works Theatre Company in Berkeley. Her children’s play THE QUEEN OF THE SEA was commissioned at produced by Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
Awards for her work include the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award – Best Original Script for OKRA, the Will Glickman Playwriting Award and Bay Area Theater Critics Award – best original script for MAUVAIS TEMPS (Part two of Alligator Tales) in 1997. For HURRICANE she received the American Theatre Critics Association Osborn Award for Emerging Playwright. The ATCA selected it as one of the best 3 plays in regional theatre, 1994. Additional honors for HURRICANE include Bay Area Theater Critics Circle - best solo performance, S F Solo Mio Festival – outstanding solo artist, S F Bay Guardian “Goldie” for outstanding performance artist – 1993.
Excerpts of Aligator Tales are found in EXTREME EXPOSURES: AN ANTHOLOGY OF SOLO PERFORMANCE TEXTS FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Theatre Communications Group, 2000, BURNS AND MANTLE THEATRE YEARBOOK FOR BEST PLAY, 1994. Excerpts of The Krewe of Neptune appeared in AMERICAN THEATRE MAGAZINE. Le Boucherie appeared in CALLBOARD MAGAZINE.
She is a lecturer in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University.
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