Speaker Profile

Anneliese Toft
Director/Designer / Second City

ANNELIESE TOFT is directing her first Second City resident stage production after regularly contributing as a director for The Second City Theatricals. Her recent projects include “Fast, Loud, & Funny” at UP Comedy Club, The Second City’s collaboration with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, “Longer! Louder! Wagner!” and a two-year tenure with The Second City Touring Company. She also directs sketch comedy in venues all over Chicago, including the Annoyance, Theater Wit, Stage 773, The Public House Theatre, and iO. Anneliese has also directed dozens of plays, including the critically acclaimed world premiere of “Tammy: a Coming of Age Story About a Girl Who is Part T-Rex,” now published by Playscripts, Inc.