Ann Woodworth, M.A., is Associate Professor in the Communication Program at Northwestern University in Qatar. Woodworth received her B.S. and M.A. at Northwestern and studied privately with master teacher, Alvina Krause.
She has worked professionally as an actress, director, and as a teaching consultant conducting numerous presentations of her workshop, The Classroom as Stage. Thirty-five years of experience in teaching acting, mime, and movement have included invitations to work with the Teatro Cadafe and La Compania Nacional in Caracas, Venezuela, and the British/American Drama Academy in England, where she taught for seven summers with English artists such as Ben Kingsley, Jeremy Irons, Vanessa Redgrave, and Alan Rickman, as well as members of the Berliner Ensemble and the Moscow Art Theatre. In 1989, Woodworth established a directing collaboration with movement director Dawn Mora, integrating movement techniques and original musical composition into a physical approach to classical texts, including Medea, Iphigenia in Aulis, Hecuba, Hamlet, King Lear, Uncle Vanya, and The Seagull. She is also a founding member of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, under contract for an acting book, ACTING: The Study of Life, and a recipient of numerous teaching awards including the Charles Deering McCormick Professorship for Teaching Excellence.