Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, Manhattan
AnJu Hyppolite is a Brooklyn-born, Queens-bred Haitian poet, actor, author, advocate, and arts collaborator. She works at the intersection of theater arts, literacy advocacy, and social equity. She is a lead teacher at Figure Skating in Harlem where she teaches Leadership and Self-Advocacy skills and playmaking to young ice skaters, ages 6-13. AnJu is also a graduate of the Teaching Artist Project, a teaching artist training program through Community-Word Project. AnJu is a deviser and performer with The Seven Ravens Project, a theater ensemble that sheds light on sociopolitical issues of child migration, refugees, and displacement. She has also worked with National Queer Theater as a deviser, performer, and puppeteer on Speechless, an original play created from interview accounts and journal entries of individuals living with HIV and AIDS. Additional favorite credits: Mirrors (Mabel Mosley), Intimate Apparel (Mayme), To Kill a Mockingbird (Calpurnia), Macbeth (Lennox/Messenger), Penthesilea (Prothoe), The Color Purple (Olivia/Ensemble), Agamemnon (Cassandra), and Fortinbras (Horatio).