Anna is an performer, poet, scriptwriter, and author based in Melbourne, Australia.
She works professionally in Australian television, film and theatre under her maiden name, Anna McGahan, and has performed is programs such as Underbelly: Razor, House Husbands, Anzac Girls, The Doctor Blake Mysteries and Picnic at Hanging Rock.
As a writer, she received the Queensland Young Playwright’s Award in 2008 and 2009, was short-listed for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award in 2010, and The Saturday Paper’s national essay award ‘The Horne Prize’ in 2016. She co-wrote the immersive poetry and theatre production ‘The People of the Sun’ with Joel McKerrow, which toured Melbourne and Sydney in 2016/2017.
Anna’s first book ‘Metanoia: A memoir of a body born again’, was published in August 2019 by Acorn Press, and is available here.
Anna is passionate about spiritual revival and restoration within the performing arts industries, and founded the arts collective ‘The Fireplace’ in 2015.
If you are an artist who is interested in exploring your spirituality in a deeper way, please know you are welcome in our community, at The Fireplace.