Ann Garner joins InterAct after four seasons as managing director of Berkshire Playwrights Lab, a new play development company in Massachusetts. Under her leadership, the company expanded programming to include a local new play festival, playwriting classes and a full production. Prior to that, she worked on the artistic and administrative sides of several theater companies including Actors Theatre of Louisville, Shakespeare & Company, Hampshire Shakespeare and Chester Theatre Company. She co-founded two theater companies: Plumline Productions, which performed small, intimate plays in unusual venues (galleries, bars, park pavillions) and the Renaissance Center Theater Company at UMass Amherst, which served as the performance wing of the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies and was dedicated to testing academic theory with practical performance. Ann is an award-winning teacher and writer. She holds a PhD in Renaissance Drama.