2021 Graduate

Anna Summerhayes

Anna thrives in comedy and with a ukulele. She is passionate about creating her own work and after many years of performing, devising, writing, laughing and crying, she feels ready to enter an industry that has it all. 


Before coming to ACA, Anna trained at ITS (Improv Theatre Sydney) where she formed multiple improv troupes who performed in various venues around Sydney, including Sydney Fringe Festival. She is particularly fond of sketch comedy and completed a sketch writing course at ITS, with one of her sketches ‘Fair Game’ being produced for the ITS Annual Comedy Festival. 


During her time at ACA, Anna has performed the following roles: 

Richard III in Richard III / dir. Adam Cook

Marcia in The Seagull / dir. Camilla Ah Kin

Catherine in Proof / dir. Kim Hardwick

Melinda/Costar Pearmain in The Recruiting Officer / dir. Shaun Rennie/Richard Carroll

Mrs. Tulliver in The Mill on the Floss / dir. Maeliosa Stafford

Nola Boyle in The Season at Sarsaparilla / dir. Jonathan Mill

Anna also made her directorial debut with a production of Caryl Churchill’s Hot Fudge.


Live Theatre Scene

Screen Tests


Contact Info

Forum Performance Precinct,
Ground Level, Italian Forum,
30A/23 Norton street,
Leichhardt, NSW, 2040

+61 2 9310 4077


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