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Film, Inducted 2019, Pioneer, Television, Theatre

Anna left home at 18 to join the Ice Capades. Living in L.A. for 5 years Anna was seen in many of the T.V. series there, but her favorite memory was touring with the Theatre of Being. Frank Silvera, Bea Richards,and Maya Angelou were among the poets who participated in these performances. During this period she also worked with Julie Harris and after a pre-Broadway tour playing opposite her in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Anna returned home to B.C. She performed with the first experimental theatre, Tamahnous Theatre, while also performing at the Vancouver Playhouse, the Arts Club Theatre, the Shaw Festival, and as an actor/director with the Arena Theatre in White Rock. Anna was an associate director under the legendary Robin Phillips at Stratford. She continued to work with him as an actor at the Citadel Theatre. Favourite productions during these years include, Waiting For Godot, As You Like It, Journey’s End, A Man For All Seasons, The Beggars Opera and She Stoops to Conquer.

 Ms. Hagan was also invited to participate in the International Directors Seminar in London, England and returned to appear in the World Stage production of “The Mill on the Floss.” As the Artistic Director of Western Gold Theatre, founded by Joy Coghill, a professional company of senior actors 55+, Anna has acted / directed over 24 productions during her 10 year tenure. Her long and accomplished career was honoured with the 2013 Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for Outstanding Career Achievement and in 2014, Anna was awarded “Woman of the Year” by UBCP/ACTRA.

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