Annie-Sage Whitehurst is an actor and writer in NYC, perhaps best known for originating the role of "Lia Haddock" in the groundbreaking audio drama LIMETOWN, later adapted for AppleTV.
After graduating Smith College with a BA in Theatre and a focus on critical performance theory, Annie-Sage started out in NYC's experimental theatre scene, performing with radical groups like The Guerilla Girls, and devising new works at La Mama, WoW Cafe, Dixon Place and The Brick.
In 2014, she was cast in her first leading film role in LAST SPRING, a period piece that drew on Annie-Sage's interest in silent films and Old Hollywood. Eventually, Annie-Sage would become known for her femme fatale persona as the titular character in "JULIANA" at the famous Stonewall Inn, before the production moved to the West Village's popular Duplex Cabaret theatre for three-year run and eventually, The Kennedy Center. During this time, Annie-Sage continued to collaborate with visual and performance artists while moving towards film and - after the success of LIMETOWN - voice over work.
Annie-Sage has appeared in short film festival favorites like "BPM" and "Roadside Assistance", and in 2018, she appeared in her first role for television in Discovery ID's "A Crime to Remember" as the only female cop in 1950s LAPD.
Shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic, Annie-Sage began writing and co-producing independent short films while performing and producing improv/comedy shows at The PIT and across NYC.
In March of 2020, she founded The Sequestered: A Micro Short Online Film Festival as a response to the overnight closure of the industry, and as a way to encourage accessible and experimental creative growth amidst the pandemic.
While in quarantine, Annie-Sage singlehandedly ran The Sequestered, recorded audiobooks and voiceover in a home studio, completed screenwriting courses, and wrote and starred in a handful of self-produced shorts including DMOFF's "Best Covid-19/Quarantine Short Film" and Indie Shorts "Best Film" finalist, 422 EAST 75TH STREET, KIMFF finalist JANINE, and other experiemental shorts while learning audio and video editing. She is currently expanding her favorite self-produced short, RODNEY AT 3:00AM, into a feature-length script, and filmed a proof-of-concept with herself as the titular character, the manipulative director of an unsuccessful theatre company.
In December 2020, Annie-Sage wrote the libretto for "Arkana Aquarium", produced by Experiments in Opera. The virtually-produced opera is part of the episodic episodic podcast opera collection"Aqua Net & Funyuns", available on iTunes and wherever podcasts are found.
Improvised Character: Kitten Solloway - The Player's Theatre | City Reliquary | Asylum NYC | The Brick | Q.E.D (with Maggie Metnick) - 2021-2022
Dr. Nelly Ben Haun, HOMO SAPIENS I HEAR YOU – “The Last Supper”: The Bacchae – a/d/o, NYC
AnA Collaborations – POMEGRANATE – Gibney Dance Center, NYC
AnA Collaborations + Jennifer Laiwint – HOW TO STOP WORRYING – NARS Foundation, NYC
Sara Stern / Magic Laser – BALLUSTRAUDE – Columbia University, NYC
AnA Collaborations – O FROM THE FUTURE – Dixon Place, NYC
brainmelt consortium + Annie-Sage Whitehurst – PERFUME – Lovecraft, NYC
whip angels – primary incarnation – Fitness Gallery, NYC