Ann Easterling

Executive Director

Ann C. Easterling has spent her career working with non-profit theatres and museums and their governance boards. She has combined her fascination with the human story (BS in Anthropology, VCU; MS in Museum Studies, University College London) and her skills as a writer, actor, choreographer and director, to create unique theatrical experiences that encourage imaginative and artistic expression. She was part of the original creative team of the Science Museum’s Carpenter Science Theater, an adjunct instructor in Musical Theatre at the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, and creative director for the A Night at the Quartermaster Museum. She has choreographed and directed at the Lee Playhouse, Ashland Theatre Company, Dogwood Dell, Henrico Theatre Company, and Richmond Triangle Players; directed L'Amour à trois for Old Towne Opera; and produced Soldier, Come Home at the Beacon Theatre. She brings years of administrative experience and community engagement to The Illuminated Stage Theatre Company.