Best of Boston

2011 Best Actress

Anne Gottlieb

Gottlieb is an actress and a scholar at Brandeis’s Women’s Studies Research Center. Her disparate talents dovetailed in uproarious fashion last fall, when she performed in the SpeakEasy Stage Company’s feminist farce In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play), about the 1880s women who first discovered the sexual freedom that comes with…electricity. But then she somehow made sultry innuendo poignant in the New Repertory Theatre’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.