Annamaria Pileggi is an actor and director whose career has included collaborations with writers Theresa Rebeck and Barbara Damashek, directors Barney Simon of the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa, and David Wheeler of the American and Trinity Repertory Theatres. Locally, she has directed at That Uppity Theatre, New Jewish, Onsite, Muddy Waters, Dramatic License, and HotCity theatres. In addition, she is on staff at HotCity as an Associate Director and Co-Producer of the theatre’s Greenhouse New Play Development Series. Pileggi is a Professor of the Practice at Washington University in St. Louis and has been on the faculty of the Performing Arts Department since 1991. She is a four time recipient of the University’s College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Award recognizing excellence in teaching. Pileggi most recently received this honor (now the James E. McLeod Faculty Recognition Award) on April 16th of 2012. Pileggi directs and teaches courses in Acting, Movement for the Actor, and Musical Theatre. She also serves as an administrator and acting instructor for the department’s Shakespeare Globe Program in London. Pileggi has an MFA in acting from Brandeis University.