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Annetta Dexter Sawyer is an awarded teaching artist with the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County and an awarded poet for the Arlington Humanities Project pick-a-poet public school residency program. She works as a college professor in the areas of Fine Arts, Dance, Theatre, and Interdisciplinary Studies/Integrated Arts. As a performing artist she recently received critical acclaim for her role as Miss Collins in Portrait of a Madonna for Washington Shakespeare Company’s Tennessee Williams Continuum. She is an Associate Artist with Faction of Fools Theatre Company, recipient of the Helen Hayes/John Aniello Award for emerging new theater company. Sawyer devises her original theatre pieces that speak to her personal experience through choreography, spoken word, props, and projected imagery. Her workshops Healing Movement/Healing Stories tm, Art for Everyone, and Drama: Movement, Expression, & Language Arts have been awarded by Arts for the Aging, Inc. Her newest endeavors are physical theatre collaborations in buffoon & clown with Stephen Lampredi & a dance/theatre improvisation class at Glen Echo Arts Park in cooperation with the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture, Inc., the National Park Service & Montgomery County, Maryland. Her latest readings were with Café Muse/Word Works, Joaquin Miller Series, College Park Library Readings, Takoma Park Poetry Series, & performance art pieces, A Different Language & an excerpt from Modern World Woman for DC SWAN DAY.