Anne Byrd

Anne Byrd

Title: Instructor Department: Theatre

Office: F 1217 Phone: 952-358-8495


MFA in Directing (Western Illinois University)

Teaching at Normandale

(18 years) Acting I, Audition Techniques, Directing, Introduction to Theatre, Makeup for Stage and Screen, Script Analysis, Stage Management, Theatre in the Twin Cities, Voice and Movement

Productions at Normandale

Director of many productions at Normandale including, most recently, The Gravedigger, The Clean House (invited production to the KCACTF Region V Festival), MetamorphosesThese Shining Lives, and The Women of Lockerbie. Playwright of Known But to God (invited production to the KCACTF Region V Festival).

Activities Outside of Normandale:

Director, playwright, and actor.  Past Chair, Region V, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. 


Anne is the Chair of the Department of Theatre and primarily teaches performance courses and serves as a main stage director for NCC Theatre. She is also active with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival as a recent Past Chair of Region V, having been awarded the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion. Anne has recent directing and acting projects with The Old Log Theatre, Daleko Arts, Lyric Arts, Southwest Minnesota State University, and Yellow Tree Theatre for whom she directed The 39 Steps, and for which she was recognized with an Ivey Award. She is a 2017 Board of Trustees Outstanding Educator in Minnesota State.

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