Anna Birch

Lecturer and Director

Anna combines her professional expertise as a theatre and film director with her scholarly research and activism. Moving beyond the theatre building, she has created a ‘living monuments’ performance and film methodology to both search out and reveal hidden and often neglected feminist biographies and her-stories. She researched her method through site-specific performance and films about the life of early feminist Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) showing how this use of multimedia provides an essential link to the performativity of astonishing feminist achievements. Fragments & Monuments performance and film company launched a brand new Wollstonecraft Walks app which includes an archive of our performance, film, outdoor screenings, gallery installations and book publishing since 2000. The archive is all about our heroine and neighbour, the eighteenth-century human rights activist Mary Wollstonecraft