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Annette Trossbach directs ‘The Way We Get By’


Annette Trossbach directs Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By. Trossbach’s directing credits include Wings, Diary of Anne Frank, Miss Witherspoon, Glengarry Glen Ross, her own adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. On the acting side, Annette has  starred in Sarah Ruhl’s Stage KissMy Brilliant Divorce (a one-woman show in which she played 20 separate characters), Intimate ExchangesThe Wood Demon and Cavalcade.

Trossbach is founder and artistic director of the Laboratory Theater of Florida and the Gulf Coast Shakespeare Festival. Classically trained at the innovative East 15 Drama School in London, Annette has worked with Margaret Walker (What a Lovely War), international combat choreographer Mike Loades, director Terry Johnson, Alasdair Ramsey and actor Tony Scannell. She directed in England and Germany before moving to the United States.

In 2017, she was chosen by WGCU as one of its 50 Makers: Women Who Make Southwest Florida. She is also a 2010 recipient of the Gulfshore Business 40 Under 40 Award, and is a two-time Zelda Fichandler Award nominee (conferred by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, this award honors directors and choreographers who are making a deep and extraordinary theatrical contribution to a particular region of the United States). Annette has been teaching theater and acting skills for more than 20 years. At Laboratory Theater of Florida, she and her company continue the East 15 focus of teaching core theatrical skills such as character development, stagecraft, combat, textual analysis, voice and physicality to new actors of all ages.

For an in-depth profile of all of Annette’s achievements and accolades, read here.

February 1, 2018.




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