Anna Bahow

Anna C. Bahow is a Chicago-based director committed to the development of new work and a diversity of voices. Critical Race theory is a central tenet of her directing work which focuses on creating counter-narratives to institutional prejudice and sexism. Her recently completed master’s thesis argued the need for diversity in both how stories are made and who makes them.  Drawing on her design and visual arts background, she often expands the theatrical experience through design, multimedia, live music, and movement. She is an Artistic Associate with Silk Road Rising which foregrounds Asian, South Asian, and Middle Eastern artists and an Associate Artist with The International Voices Project which brings plays from around the world in translation to Chicago. She is also an Associate Artist at Chicago Dramatists where she has directed and done extensive new play dramaturgy.  A new member of Promethean Theatre, she is creating work that explores the role of story in creating identity. Bahow has received an After Dark Award for her directing, and her productions have received Chicago JEFF Awards for New Work and Use of Multi-Media. She was honored to have served as the 2011-2012 Michael Maggio Fellow at the Goodman Theatre, was a recipient of a 2017 3ARTS WAVE Grant, and 2018 City of Chicago Individual Artist Grant. More about her work can be found at (She/Her)