Annie Hinton is an Independent Theatre Artist with numerous teaching, acting, writing, directing and producing credits here in San Diego and elsewhere. Originally from Wyoming she received her MFA in Acting from the University of Washington’s Professional Actor Training Program in Seattle. Her teaching career began in Seattle after she was chosen by her mentor to teach undergraduate acting while pursuing her MFA. At Palomar she has taught Acting, Playwriting, Voice and Speech, Intro to Theatre, Dramatic Literature and Theatre History since 2004. A Founder of the Actors Alliance of San Diego and former Artistic Director for Planned Parenthood’s images theatre, she has worked as a dialect coach for La Jolla Playhouse, Cygnet Theatre, New Village Arts, and Moonlight Theatre as well as a teaching artist for Playwright’s Project, the Old Globe Theatre, and La Jolla Playhouse. An exuberant Freeway-Flyer Professor of many years she has traveled thousands of miles teaching at USD, UCSD, SDSU, Cal State San Marcos, University of Wyoming, and Mesa, City, Grossmont, and Southwestern Colleges.
As an actress Annie has been seen regionally at Seattle Rep (Dan Sullivan), Old Globe Theatre (Jack O’Brien), Empty Space Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and New Mexico Rep. Local theatre credits include: San Diego Rep, Cygnet Theatre, Ion Theatre, North Coast Rep, Gaslamp Quarter Theatre, and Avo Playhouse. Film/TV credits: Bring It On, 29th & Gay, Outta Time, The Jenni Project (Disney), Veronica Mars and many others. Her plays have won several awards: Dorland Mountain Arts Grant (Cecil Without Artie); San Diego Public Arts Grant (MotherTongues); Best of Fest, Actors Alliance Festival (O’Lanskey, Sweet Dreams For A.J.).
Annie also channels her creative energy into her private students coaching dialects, voice and speech, and auditioning.