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Anne Zander is a performer, writer and producer (Le Why Not Productions) in Portland, OR. She studied clowning at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London (MA Theatre Lab) and beyond with her teacher Peta Lily. Zander has been improvising comedy for over a decade and her resident show, Dear Diary, plays at Kickstand Comedy every 2nd Thursday. She debuted her original solo comedy show, JUICEBOX, the 2019 Fertile Ground Festival to rave reviews. She is bilingual (English-French).

Zander is a master of physical comedy... at the same time as she's completely ridiculous, [she] is also completely vulnerable.”


"...Zander has eyes that pierce and the ability to register an overwhelming number of emotions at once..."

— Exuent Magazine

"Anne Zander... brilliantly portrayed the struggle between levity and darkness... particularly powerfully done, and very moving."

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"… Zander is manic, but brings a fantastic energy to the stage in everything she does."

— View from the Gods