Guest Artists (Current)
Spring 2014, Director, Acting Thesis
Anisa George is a performer, writer, and director. She was part of her parents' theater company, Touchstone Theater, before she could speak, and growing up toured and performed extensively throughout the US, Canada, and the UK. In 2005 she graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Middle Eastern Cultures, and was granted a Tow Fellowship to study ta'ziyeh in Iran. She has collaborated extensively with Iranian filmmaker Amir Naderi, and Amber, a film and photographic collective in the UK. In 2008 she was granted the Jack Kent Cook Fellowship to pursue an MFA in Lecoq Based Theater at the London International School of Performing Arts. Upon graduating in 2010 she founded Penn Dixie Productions, a company dedicated to the creation of non-script based film and theater. She is the writer and director of Kharaji, The Seer, and Animal Animal Mammal Mine as well as the director and producer of several documentaries and short films. Penn Dixie was recently nominated for Best Ensemble at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by The Stage.This is her first year creating work at Swarthmore.
Spring 2014, Costume Designer, Acting Thesis & Directing Thesis
Spring 2014, Consultant, Dramaturgy Thesis