#22 Ann Filmer, Director
Photo by Joe Mazza
Filmer-by-joe-mazzaThe unassuming 16th Street Theater in Berwyn has played host to the new blood of imaginative theatrical creation in Chicago, earning the small space critical credit throughout Chicago, thanks in no small part to artistic director Ann Filmer. Filmer has worked with the Goodman, Victory Gardens, Shattered Globe and others, focusing on fostering new work with a close directorial eye and much love. She brought “Broken Fences,” one of the best of 2013, to 16th Street, and continues to surprise and impress Chicago theater with her personable but never lackadaisical managing and directing style. – See the full list: New City’s The Players 2014: The Fifty People Who Really Perform in Chicago at New City Stage