75 minutes

May 18, 2021

Meet the Artists: Anna Uzele

Anna Uzele knows that sometimes things get turned upside down. In 2018 when she was in New York City on a school trip, she auditioned for the Broadway production of Once on This Island. 48 hours later, she was in rehearsal for her Broadway debut. In 2019 she started turning herself upside down, doing handstands to help her maintain the stamina to dance in the high and mighty heels of Catherine Parr in the Ordway’s pre-Broadway production of SIX. Not all of Anna’s tales are about being upside down, but what you will hear in all of them is this: even when life throws her off balance, Anna knows how to find her equilibrium. So tune in, listen up, and let her tell you a story.

This conversation will last approximately 60 minutes, followed by a 20-minute audience Q&A session. Audience questions may be submitted throughout the program.

The event will stream live, and viewing is free, but capacity is limited—reserve your spot now!

How to access the event

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Meet the Artists

Meet the Artists is a series of livestreamed conversations with performers, directors, designers, and more, curated to take you inside our flagship series, Broadway at the Ordway. Join Ordway Producing Artistic Director Rod Kaats and have your very own virtual "audience" with the incredible local and national artists who make our Broadway shows so special.

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About the Artists

Anna Uzele

Anna Uzele made her Broadway debut as Andrea Devereaux in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Once On This Island, and her Twin Cities debut as Catherine Parr in Broadway-bound musical SIX. Her regional credits include Deena Jones in Dreamgirls and Trix in The Drowsy Chaperone. On television, Anna had a recurring role in City on a Hill on SHOWTIME. She was raised in Delaware, educated in Texas (with a BFA in musical theater from Texas State University), and now resides in New York City.

Austene Van

Austene Van is a social justice-based director, performer, choreographer, administrator, and educator. She has been a staple on renowned stages including The Guthrie, Penumbra, Children’s Theatre Company, Ten Thousand Things, and Mixed Blood, among others. Austene is the founding Artistic Director of New Dawn Theatre Company, has served as Associate Artistic Director of History Theater, as a Penumbra Company member, and was just named the Producing Artistic Director for Yellow Tree Theatre.