Anna Birch

Anna is Artistic Director of Fragments & Monuments performance and film company. She is fascinated by the power of feminist performance to produce new ways of thinking and seeing. Her site-specific performance, outdoor screenings, marches, processions, book publishing and walks create participative and celebratory public artworks.
Her 18th century neighbour Mary Wollstonecraft has inspired numerous performance and film events worldwide.
See Wollstonecraft Walks created with Scary Little Girls Performance Hub showcasing Anna’s ‘living monuments’ feminist performance methodology. She is invited artist with Feminist Performance Creation in the City (Concordia, Montreal, Canada)

Trained as a director at the Royal Court Theatre, London, UK early productions of plays by April de Angelis and Marina Carr were notable. Recent work includes a reworking of Wollstonecraft Live! by Kaethe Fine (2018), MARCH documentary (2016) Glasgow Women’s Library and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, UK following March of Women (2015) featuring A Pageant of Great Women by Cicely Hamilton.

Publications include: Mary Wollstonecraft and Newington Green: An Anthology edited by Emma Clery discussing Wollstonecraft’s impact on Parliament; ‘Embodied and En-sited Performance: Reflections on Gender in Cooking Miss Julie / Miss Julie Cooks and March of Women,’ with Professor Kathleen Irwin in Analysing Gender in Performance (eds) Halferty, P and Leeney, C Palgrave. She was made a Professor of Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (2015).

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