Our actors perform regularly in Conversations with Anne and Letters from Anne and Martin. Conversations with Anne is a solo show, taken directly from Anne’s diary. Letters from Anne and Martin is a unique production combining texts from Anne’s Diary and from MLK’s ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail.’ Both programs are available for group tours at the Center and as a traveling show to bring to your school or community.
Hannah Vaughn (Anne Frank) is honored to have the opportunity to work so closely with Anne’s Diary while developing the scripts for these programs and performing as Anne. She graduated with a BA in Acting from Christopher Newport University. In New York, she has studied with Seth Barrish and Lee Brock at The Barrow Group, with Caymichael Patten Studios and with Gabrielle Maisels.She has performed in TinyRhino, Ugly Rhino Production’s monthly show. She has worked with FullStop Collective’s ‘FOREPLAYS: Spring Fever’ at Galapagos Art Space and ‘Outfoxed’ at the Access Theatre. She was also seen in ‘Clear Cold Place’ at The Secret Theatre and ‘Decompression’ in FringeNYC 2012. She has also worked on several films and industrials. Hannah is also the lead and co-creator of the award winning web series ‘Dates Like This,’ which now has two season up on the web. For more: hannahvaughn.com
Robyn Michele Frank (Anne Frank) is honored to be working with the Anne Frank Center USA in educating young people today about the life and times of Anne Frank and her family. Robyn is a senior BFA Musical Theatre major minoring in Arts and Entertainment Management in the Pforzheimer Honors College at Pace University. In summer 2012, Robyn was a performance intern at the Weathervane Repertory Theatre, NH, in 9 to 5, Kiss Me Kate, the regional premiere of Young Frankenstein, and their children’s troupe, the Patchwork Players. Other credits include Becky / Molly in The American Girls Revue (Off-Broadway), Anyone Can Whistle (Baby Joan / Cookie #3), Our Town (Emily), a singer in Rated RSO: College Edition at Joe’s Pub, and most recently Frannie in a new web series entitled Unrelated. Thanks to the Anne Frank Center USA and Amy Rogers for their guidance and support. Love to MDST.
Mariya King (Anne Frank) is a Ukrainian born actress who attended the American Musical and Dramatics Academy and has been acting in NYC for the past 10 years. She has been seen in Theatre, Film, as well as national TV, Commercial, and New Media spots. She is a proud member of The Lost and Found Project, an award winning theatre troupe that is comprised of all Soviet born Jewish actors. She recently traveled to Russia with The L&F Project as a lead in COVERS, which won for Best Play at the 4th annual ArtOkraina Festival in St. Petersburg. Other notable projects include Campbell’s Soup,CollegeHumor.com, Investigation Discovery Network, and the IFC Network. She is immensely honored and humbled to be joining the team at the Anne Frank Center and contributing to Anne’s message of indelible hope. A million “Thank Yous” to her family and friends, and Michael- for his unfaltering support. MariyaKing.wix.com/MariyaKing, @Masha_King on Twitter.
Jamal Crowelle (MLK, Jr.) is thrilled to be working with the Anne Frank Center and bring these memorable words to life. New to the Big Apple, he graduated with a B.A. In Acting from Emory & Henry College in 2010 and since then has consistently worked for various theaters all over the south and east coasts.
He is very thankful to play MLK (for the second time!) and would like to give a shout out to: God, his family, his friends, and the adorable Robyn Frank and Hannah Vaughn for their hard work and BIG hearts! Thank you!