#178 – Anne van Leeuwen
Anne is a Toronto based actor, and Artistic Director of Leroy Street Theatre. She received her Bachelor of Drama from Bishop’s University in 2006, and just last year, successfully navigated a year of training with New York’s prestigious Circle in the Square Theatre School. In the interim, Anne has been living and working in Vancouver, BC. Some favourite roles include Connie Dayton in Come Blow Your Horn (OLT), Ann Deever in All My Sons (OLT), Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Beach House Theatre); May in Fool For Love (High Horse Theatre Productions); Constance Ledbelly in Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet (BU) Viola in Twelfth Night (BU).
In the pre-dawn hours following a one-night stand, Angie and Reed spend a fraught morning confronting questions related to intimacy, consent, and sexual assault. As the two characters uncover the truth of what happened the night before, a major gap between their understanding of the situation – and the meaning of consent – is revealed. Told with humour, heart, and unflinching honestly, C’MON ANGIE! dramatizes a difficult and all-too familiar situation, resulting in what the Vancouver Sun calls, “a thoughtful and provocative contribution to cone of the most compelling issues of our time.”