ANN FILMER is a director, adaptor and producer of new plays based in Chicago. As founder/Artistic Director of 16th Street Theater (2007), she has developed/produced over sixty new plays including directing the premiere of Rohina Mailk’s Yasmina’s Necklace, which subsequently was produced under her direction at Goodman Theatre. Recent 16th Street credits include directing the rolling world premiere of Audrey Cefaly’s Alabaster, Kathleen Cahill’s Harbur Gate (joint premiere with Salt Lake Acting Company), Aline Lathrop’s The Hero’s Wife (with Miguel Nuñez, joint premiere with Sychronicity in Atlanta) and RWPs of Karen Zacarias’ Into the Beautiful North (with Miguel Nuñez) and Andrea Thome’s Pinkolandia (Lark RWP). Filmer has directed premieres for Victory Gardens, Red Orchid, and adapted/directed Natalie Moore’s The South Side for 16th Street and the tetralogy: This Train, Stations Lost, Nickel History and Midnight City starring renowned visual artist Tony Fitzpatrick at The Steppenwolf Garage. Filmer is the director of Anne K. Ream’s Lived Through This which continues to be performed in Chicago and New York. 16th Street became an NNPN Associate member in 2015 and then a Core member in 2016. Filmer proudly serves as Treasurer on NNPN’s Executive Board.