Interview with Ann Gundersheimer

9-10-13 — Audio Interview

Ann Gundersheimer knew from a very young age that she wanted to be an actor; she can still recite a piece she performed in elementary school. Her father, a charismatic lecturer, inadvertently encouraged this impulse by sharing his love of oratory with his daughter. But her parents frowned on the idea of her having a career on the stage so Ann majored in English instead of theater in college, although she “acted all the time,” and then got her Masters Degree in theater. But her life took several other turns so she wasn’t able to purse her passion for acting until she retired. And now she is finally able to act as often as she is cast. Currently she is one of the two characters in a reading of The Guys, a play which will have one performance on 9/11 at The Players Theater, about the impact of the World Trade Center catastrophe on two people who had very different experiences.