Anne Hamburger is the Founder and Executive Artistic Director of the not for profit theater company En Garde Arts that uses the city as its stage.
Anne Hamburger founded En Garde Arts in 1985 pioneering site-specific theatre in New York using its streets and historic landmarks as her stage. Hamburger has produced the work of artists that are now internationally renowned: Anne Bogart, Charles L. Mee, Tina Landau, Jonathan Larson and Reza Abdoh, with large scale predominantly outdoor work. As its Executive Artistic Director, her leadership model is highly collaborative and anti-hierarchical while leading the creative and strategic vision of the company. She is committed to bringing up a new generation of theatrical risk takers, giving preference to artists from underrepresented communities. En Garde’s relationship with its artists is not only about the work, it is also about caring for their self esteem as a mentor and friend while understanding that mentorship goes in both directions.
For her work, Hamburger has won 6 Obies, 2 Drama Desk Awards, an Outer Critics Circle Award, Lee Reynolds Award and the Exceptional Merit in Media Award from The National Political Women’s Caucus. She graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama.