Ann Noling is a NYC based director and teacher, born and raised in Brooklyn. Favorite projects include Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds at Brooklyn College, the live digital play Pim’s Metamorphoses by Neil Redfield, Jessica Dickey’s ensemble Amish Project at WTF professional training program, and Julia Izumi’s Meet Murasaki Shikibu Followed by Book-Signing , And Other Things in the NYC Fringe Festival. Her work is grounded in language and an exploration of hope in darkness. She believes hope and perseverance are courageous radical acts and the desire to explore this courage, to question it, and to share it, drive her practice as an artist. She has directed new work seen at The Tank, Dixon Place, The Brick, and The Fourth Street Theatre, and is a frequent collaborator with 2nd Best Dance Company. She has worked with Playwrights Horizons, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Vineyard Theatre, and New York Theater Workshop in various directing and artistic fellowships and internships.
As a teacher she has taught and directed students of all ages, from preschool to college. She loves watching her students find new confidence, emotional expression, and empathy through storytelling. She received her BA in American Studies with a concentration in Critical Race Theory and Performance Studies from Tufts University, and her MFA in directing from Brooklyn College. She is also an alum of Community Word’s Teaching Artist Project.