Directing

New York Mills Regional Cultural Center’s Annual Kalevala Puppet Pageant

Almost every year since 2010, Anne has headed up north in August to the small but mighty town of New York Mills, Minnesota.

There she directs the annual Kalevala puppet pageant, teaching stilting and puppetry arts to the townspeople.

The Kalevala is the Finnish epic composed of many stories from the oral tradition.

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Other Projects

Short film “Advice from Chicks on Sticks,” for Minneapolis Institute of Arts (November 2020).

Seth Eberle’s touring production The Ants Who Wanted to Fly (2018).

Co-directing with Julie Boada: Nanabozho and the Woodpecker, a puppet pageant with the Bagley Area Arts Collaborative. (February, 2022).