ABOUT ANJA HOSE
I have an incredible interest in technology - both the personal technology that is prevalent in everyday life as well as tech design and how it interacts with live performance. I believe personal devices are an inextricable part of the lives of our audiences and am interested in creating new work exploring how we interact with screens constantly at work and home, as well as using audience social media interaction to potentially change the outcome or design of the production.
Anja is currently pursuing her MFA in media design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she recently assisted Media Designer Austin Switzer and Associate Jesse Garrison on The Builders Association's latest work, Strange Window: Turn of the Screw during their residency. She was the media designer for Jessica Lang Dance Company's new work us/we in collaboration with José Parlá., With Illinois Theatre, Anja designed media for the world premiere of Because I Am Your Queen (a devised work by Mina Samuels and Barbara Pitts McAdams of Tectonic Theater Project), andThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. She has also worked extensively as a designer for Lyric @ Illinois, creating projections for opera and musical theatre productions. Previously, she worked professionally in the Boulder/Denver area with many local companies such as the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC), Frequent Flyers Productions, and square product theatre, and was a founding member of now-defunct Devil's Thumb Productions.