Annie Considine is a neurodiverse Chicago theater artist from Lenox, Massachusetts who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at age 32. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Theater and Performance Studies in 2012, and went on to perform for over 20,000 people as Puck in Shakespeare & Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Her performance was profiled in The New York Times. She has been an Equity Membership Candidate since 2013, and in 2014 received a certificate in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Annie has directed 25 productions of Shakespeare's plays with Shakespeare & Company, Hampshire Shakespeare Company, the Austen Riggs Center's Riggs Theatre 37, and the University of Chicago. In 2016, she directed a bilingual production of Romeo i Julija (Romeo & Juliet) in Bosnia & Herzegovina with Youth Bridge Global, a non-profit that facilitates youth theatre productions in international developing communities. She is currently an artistic associate with Quicksilver Shakespeare Company in Chicago.
As an education artist, Annie taught for six years in Shakespeare & Company's education department under its founder Kevin G. Coleman, 2016 Tony Award Finalist for Excellence in Theatre Education. She has also taught with Hamptons Shakespeare Festival, Youth Bridge Global, Dorset Theatre Festival, and the University of Chicago. As a playwright, her work has been read and developed at Shakespeare & Company, Chicago Dramatists, and Berkshire Playwrights Lab.
In her spare time Annie enjoys tea, long walks, big dogs, and any ghost story you have to tell.