From the Rooftop: Teenager: Anne Frank

Posted: July 29th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Press coverage | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Josh and Nick from the Philly  Fringe Festival came up to the roof of the parkway house  to hang out with Anna and hear more about “Teenager: Anne Frank.”

Teenager: Anne Frank. A one-woman show that focuses on the emotional and physical struggles of adolescence, Anna says the play doesn’t so much reinterpret the story and mythological stature of Anne Frank, but rather fleshes out Frank’s physical experience as a human. . .

Director Frank Brückner, another native of Germany now living in Philadelphia, has played a significant role in shaping the English-language version show.

“I like his approach, which is the basics: human, teenager, German, Jewish. . .

Anna Watson in the Anne Frank Cube

Anna also filled them in on her background and how she ended up in Philly. For lack of a better word. . . INTERESTING

[Anna] A German native, she spent one year as an exchange student at Julia R. Masterman high school, where she met Richard Watson.

Anna and Richard dated, and after a hiatus, reconnected, married, and Anna relocated to Philadelphia in 2008. And one circle, at least, is complete: the rooftop of their building [Parkway House], spitting distance from where they first met, will host the first U.S. production of Teenager: Anne Frank.

You can read the rest of the article by the awesome Philly Fringe blogger boys at the Live Arts & Fringe Festival Blog


2 Comments on “From the Rooftop: Teenager: Anne Frank”

  1. 1 Amy said at 12:39 am on September 14th, 2009:

    I can’t believe we were here and missed the play, lol.

  2. 2 admin said at 10:06 pm on September 14th, 2009:


    You didn’t miss it, Amy. Anna performs tomorrow, Tuesday the 15th. If you didn’t know, we were rained out the first and second show. Sunday, we had an awesome premiere. We had the Philly Inquirer and the Anti-Defamation League in the audience (ADL). We even extended the show to Sunday the 20th because we want to give the people who are interested, enough time to come see the show.

    If you can, come by Tuesday night at 8.


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