Ann Marie Costa


M.F.A. University of Pittsburgh 
B.F.A. Boston Conservatory of Music


I teach acting and directing for the Theatre Department. Prior to arriving in Davidson in 1994, I was head of the Acting-Directing Program at Washington University. I am a recent recipient of the Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching award.

I have directed professionally at The Charlotte Repertory Theatre, Blowing Rock Theatre Company, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, Mill Mountain Theatre (Roanoke), Victory Gardens (Chicago), Theatre Factory (St. Louis) and Theatre Project (St. Louis). Some of my favorite professional directing credits include: The Goat, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Rumors, Keep on the Sunny Side, Intimate Apparel, and Mrs. Klein. My production of Theresa Rebeck's The Scene at Actor's Theatre of Charlotte won 10 Metrolina Theatre Awards including outstanding direction and outstanding comedy.

I am an active member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and served on ATHE's Governing Council from 1994-2001 with the following roles: ATHE Strategic Planning Committee Chair, the vice president of Advocacy, the Rationales Task Force chair, and Directing Focus Group representative.

At Davidson, my directing highlights include: Pride and Prejudice, Tartuffe, Company, Summer and Smoke, Cabaret, Angels in America: Part I, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Hay Fever, and Six Degrees of Separation. My production of She Loves Me won the 2005 "Best College Production" Metrolina Theatre Association Award.