University of South Florida

School of Theatre & Dance

College of the Arts

Fanni Green

Interim Chair/Theatre and Associate Professor of Theatre
Acting and Voice
Phone: (813) 974-2701

Fanni Green is a USF Theatre alumna, a USF faculty member for more than ten years and native of St. Petersburg, Florida. In addition to USF, she has taught on the voice faculties of The Actor's Center in New York, the Yale School of Drama and the Juilliard School.

For USF School of Theatre & Dance, she directed The Trojan Women, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, What the Heart Remembers: the Women and Children of Darfur (an original production, co-authored by Fanni Green and USF Dance Professor Jeanne Travers), and In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play). The production of What the Heart Remembers was taken to the International Collegiate Theatre Festival (part of the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland) and was nominated for an Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. In 2014 Professor Green directed the road weeps, the well runs dry, making USF one of a consortium of theatres receiving a grant from the Lark Play Development Center in New York entitled Launching New Plays in the Repertoire.

Also a playwright, Green's works Tillers and The Gilded Sixpence have been produced at New York Theatre Workshop and the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York. The USF theatre community last saw her on stage as Ma Rainey in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. In addition to extensive regional theatre credits, Green's professional work includes Mule Bone (Broadway) with musician Taj Mahal; Antony and Cleopatra (off-Broadway) with Vanessa Redgrave; Law & Order (television); and the film, The Object of My Affection with Jennifer Aniston.