Atelier Faculty

Annie Tippe

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Annie Tippe is an award-winning director and creator of new work, music theater, and film.

Recent theater credits include the world premiere of Dave Malloy's Octet at Signature Theatre Company, for which she won the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Direction and was named an SDC Callaway Award Finalist. She also directed the world premiere and subsequent tours of Dave Malloy's award-winning Ghost Quartet.

Other theater credits include Britta Johnson’s Life After (Goodman Theatre), the premiere of Molly Beach Murphy + Jeanna Phillips’ Cowboy Bob (Alley Theatre), the premiere of Julia May Jonas’ Your Own Personal Exegesis (LCT3), the premiere of Leslye Headland's Cult of Love (IAMA Theatre Company), the west coast premiere of Potus (Berkeley Rep, Bess Wohl's Continuity (Goodman Theatre), The Hombres (Two River), I Heard Sex Noises (Ars Nova) and two of the last pieces by James + Jerome: INK (co-directed with Rachel Chavkin, Under the Radar/Met Museum) and The Conversationalists (Bushwick Starr).

Annie’s short film Help Me Mary marks her debut as a writer/director for the screen. The piece was selected for the Lower East Side Film Festival, for which it won the Best Narrative Short Award. It has also played at Palm Springs International ShortFest, Holly Shorts, Santa Fe Film Festival and the Monmouth Film Festival. Her most recent short, Egg Timer, written by Ryann Weir and Claire Rothrock, was completed in September 2023.

Annie served as the associate director for Present Laughter on Broadway (dir. Moritz von Stuelpnagel). She was the Associate Director for The Team's touring productions of Mission Drift and RoosevElvis (dir. Rachel Chavkin) and Gabriel Kahane's The Ambassador (BAM; dir. John Tiffany).

With Dave Malloy, she is co-teaching the Princeton Atelier course "A Blank Page: Creativity, Collaboration, and Adaptation" at Princeton in spring 2024. She frequently mentors directing students at the Playwrights Horizons program at Tisch School of the Arts.

She is a former Ars Nova Director-in-Residence, Drama League Directing Fellow, and alumna of the Williamstown Directing Corps.

"Help Me Mary" Short Film

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