Annie Briggs – just a Halifax girl, living in an east coast world. She took a mid afternoon flight (I assume) to New York City to attend the Academy of Dramatic Arts, to pursue an acting career.
Four years later she landed in Toronto, where she began to slay indie theatre throughout the city, and work 5am shifts in east end cafés. Her first big break came in shortly thereafter, when she was cast as Lola Perry in the LGBTQ webseries ‘Carmilla,’ where she gained a large fan base for her thoughtful characterization, and also for her hair.
In 2017 she successfully funded her project ‘CLAIREvoyant’ through the Independent Production Fund, which she co-wrote and starred. Her hair? Stunning.
In 2018 she attended the CFC Actor’s Conservatory, culminating in her short film ‘RUTH,’ about a woman in the 1950s struggling with postpartum depression.
In her free time Annie can be found in various layers of lounge-wear nurturing sourdough starters, drinking gin and soda, and obsessing over Gillian Anderson’s aura.
This March, you can and should see Annie in ‘MINE’, a two-hander at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre where one can be assured her performance (and her hair) will be stunning.
-written by former roommate, and endless stan Joshua Swartzentruber
What ‘hood are you in?
I’ve lived all over the east end since moving to Toronto. I’ve had a few brief dalliances with the beaches, a real long term love affair with Leslieville, Greektown was more of a re-bound situation, and just a few months ago I moved father east along the Danforth into my first permanent home home. As in, I’ll be putting nails-into-my-walls, kind of home…
What do you do?
I’m an actor and writer. And human woman.
What are you currently working on?
I’m currently in rehearsals for Mine (directed by Evalyn Parry & costarring Vanessa Dunn), a beautifully lez relationship play set in the 90’s! Coming from the wild brain of playwright Jenna Harris, it’s a really funny, heartbreakingly honest, sexy piece. And such a powerhouse team of creatives involved. I’m in actor heaven!
Where can we find your work?
Mine runs at Buddies in Bad Times theatre March 21st-April 5th and you can find tickets here: