Nancy Bannon, performer/writer/director, has written and directed five short films and screened at various festivals. Recently, she was nominated for a Certain Age grant in honor of Lynn Shelton and selected for New York Stage and Film’s Filmmaker Workshop where she developed a new feature film script. She's currently developing several feature and episodic projects.
Other screenplays have been recognized by festivals, contests, labs including: Nicholl Fellowship (quarterfinalist 2018, 2017), Sundance Screenwriters & Episodic Labs (second round qualifier multiple years), NYWIFT development lab (fs2p), Slamdance Film Festival (grand prize finalist), more. Nancy was a finalist for the HBO Directing Fellowship and her short screenplay, "Blood" was published in The Southampton Review.
Original theater work (she conceived, wrote, directed) includes Cornfield, Puncture, The Pod Project (immersive events, NYC and DC) and, as movement director, Romeo and Juliet (w/ Orlando Bloom) on Broadway and Murder Ballad at Studio Theatre (DC).
As an actor, Nancy was recently seen Off-Broadway in Occupied Territories, a new play which she co-wrote (nominated for five Helen Hayes Awards). Nancy is a former dancer and danced for over a decade with the dance companies of Doug Varone, Tere O'Connor and Lar Lubavitch.
Nancy is the recipient of three Princess Grace Awards, a New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award, multiple prizes and scholarships and is a graduate of The Juilliard School. She also spent a year in an MFA in Film program with Christine Vachon from Killer Films.
She’s served on the faculties of SUNY Purchase, Rutgers University, American University and The Studio Acting Conservatory. Nancy is currently teaching a year-long filmmaking workshop (screenwriting through film screening) for Wyo Film Festival.
She is proudly from Youngstown, Ohio.
Recent press: bit.ly/redefinelynnshelton
Recent film work: https://vimeo.com/279483019
Recent activism: @pwmc on IG and Twitter
ZADIE, QUEEN OF BURLESQUE
British wild child theater artist Zadie Wright discovers the box-office power of striptease and struggles to keep her risqué burlesque show up and running in the face of protests, harassment, corruption and violence in turn-of-the-century New York City.