Arwen Anderson is a San Francisco based actress, musician and aerialist. When she was in 5th grade, she played Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream even though she really wanted to play Helena. Once she got over the embarrassment of playing an Ass, she had such a magical and wonderful experience that she’s dedicated her life to the theatre. She most recently appeared as Goodman in Men On Boats with American Conservatory Theater and Queen Gertrude in Hamlet with Marin Shakespeare Company. Regional theater credits include: King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, The Verona Project (world premiere) at California Shakespeare Theater; Heisenberg, Let There Be Love, A Christmas Carol, and Tales of the City (workshop) at American Conservatory Theater; August: Osage County, Anne Boleyn, Circle Mirror Transformation, Bellwether (world premiere), A Streetcar Named Desire at Marin Theatre Company; An Accident, Mrs. Whitney, Expedition 6, The Rules of Charity (all world premieres), and Mauritius at Magic Theatre; 77% at San Francisco Playhouse; Miss Julie with Stanford Repertory Theatre; Lobby Hero, The Shape of Things at Aurora Theatre Company; You Know When The Men Are Gone, 4 Adverbs with Word for Word as well as roles with American Stage Festival, San Jose Repertory Theatre, TheatreWorks, Brava! For Women in the Arts, Marines Memorial Theatre, SF Shakes, Encore Theatre Company and Central Works. Her film work includes Hog Island, Ashley 22, and Dark Retreat. Anderson is a graduate of Wesleyan University.