Anna J. Rogers was born in the UK in 1967. She has dual nationality: British and Austrian. She grew up in Cambridge, and studied German and Linguistics at University College London. She left the UK in 1992 to teach English in Japan. She travelled back to Europe over land and sea including the Trans-Siberian railway, after which she settled in Germany, first Leipzig followed by Frankfurt am Main. She has had a long association with Berlitz Language Schools, where she started as an English trainer in Leipzig. And to this day she is involved with various training projects with Berlitz.
Her interest in spoken theatre started as a child, taking acting lessons and participating in various drama competitions; and then in her teens she passed exams of the Poetry Society and LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). She has performed in London, Frankfurt and other European locations, including at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
From 2004 she developed an interest in writing, and has written 5 plays since then. Three of them have been staged in Frankfurt, and one also in Antwerp as part of the FEATS festival (Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies). Her 5th play, “Alena’s Boy”, was a 10-minute play written for the Belarusian Dream Theater Project, and performed in March 2014, along with other selected 10-minute plays in various locations around the world, including the U.S.A. and Italy.
She has lived and worked in Frankfurt since 1998, and since 2008 on a freelance basis. Apart from theatre, her projects include: Translations, coaching and voiceover work.