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.
As the founding artistic director of Beyond the Proscenium Productions, a nonprofit theatre company in Sacramento CA (1994-2009), she directed many original works and regional premieres for the company. Ann is the author of nine scripts, six of which have been produced in California. As an actor, Ann has appeared on stages in Northern California; Edinburgh, Scotland; Milwaukee, WI and in the movie George B. which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, 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 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).
Ann's fine art has been exhibited from Japan to Maui to New York City. In 2003 her work, "Stop" was included in the catalog of the "Violence Against Women" exhibition, Group 78 Amnesty International, Tokyo, Japan. Her digital painting "Message 3" was juried into the 2008 edition of American Art Collector. She has also presented a creativity workshop to feature writers at the Sacramento Bee, a daily newspaper. She 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).
Ann has provided PR/marketing consulting to many small business and nonprofit organizations. She has served as president and treasurer of the El Dorado Arts Council (1990-94) and also served on the Metro Arts Commission's Performing Arts Committee (1994-95). She is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (NY), the Dramatists Guild (NY), the Digital Art Guild (San Diego), the Maine Artists Collective and the World Wide Webists, a group of international artists (Germany).