Ann Tracy has worked as a director, actor, writer and artist for over 30 years, with a 10 year hiatus as a radio news announcer and journalist working in the Denver, Milwaukee, San Jose and Sacramento markets. She was the first female voice on the air at KTLK, Denver in 1977 doing radio news. She founded and ran Beyond the Proscenium Productions (nonprofit theatre specializing in producing regional and world premieres)in Sacramento from 1994 to 2009.
Ann’s fine art has been exhibited from Japan to Maui to New York City. She was a finalist in the Julia Margaret Cameron Competition in 2014, which resulted in her invitation to show the work ("She Dreams of Branches and Barnacles") at the 3rd Biennale of Photography at the Municipal Museum in Malaga, Spain.
Ann is a member of the Professional Women Photographers, Digital Arts Guild, Webists International Artists and the Maine Artists Collective. She has also been vetted by USArtists Projects/Hatched to raise project funds on their platform which offers donors a tax deduction.
In 2003 her work, “Stop” was included in the catalog of the “Violence Against Women” exhibition, Group 78 Amnesty International, Tokyo, Japan. Her digital paintings and collages have been juried into the 2008, 2010 & 2011 editions of American Art Collector. She has also presented a creativity workshop to feature writers at the Sacramento Bee, a daily newspaper.
Ann has been invited to show at the Barrick Museum in Las Vegas and at Escondido’s Municipal Gallery amongst other venues. She is a member of the International Webists Artists group and has showed at Reno NV’s NadaDada Motel (2008-10). Her short video "Zombie Kickball 2012" won the best use of sound award from the Center for Contemporary Art's "3 minutes in 30 days" competition in Sacramento CA (2012). Her work can been seen at Constellation Gallery or by appointment at her studio at Running with Scissors, both in Portland ME.
As an actor, she has appeared on stages in Northern California; Edinburgh, Scotland; Milwaukee, WI and in the movie George B. which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (96), as well as the independent features Capital Women (PCS Festival 07), Anna’s Cross (Sacramento Film Festival 09) and Bitter/Sweet (Sacramento International Film Festival 2012). Ann can be seen in Sui Generis, a short by Jenny Anastasoff , for the Damnationland Film Festival in Portland Maine (2014).
Ann was invited to be a judge for Teatrul Bacovia’s 2009 One-Person Show Competition (Gala Star) in Bacau, Romania. She served as a reader for the NEA New Play Development Program for 2010 and was accepted into the Lincoln Center Directors Lab West (2003). Ann has done many workshops including those with New York’s Ensemble Studio Theatre (2000); Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers’ Viewpoints Intensive with Mary Overlie (1999); Ping Chong (1996) and Oregon Shakespeare Festival Directing Workshop, Ashland, OR, (1993 Post-Graduate credit). Ann has a BA in Theatre/Communications from Western Illinois University (1991). In the visual arts world, she has studied photography with Elizabeth Opalenik (2010, 2011, 2012); Digital Drawing, Marcelle Wiggins, , Sacramento (2007); Digital Video Art, Paula Levine, San Francisco (1998); Mixed Media, Kate Huston, San Francisco School of Art (1998).