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Photography: Michael Kushner


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My name is Anna

I was born in Tokyo and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. I originally studied classical/bel canto singing and have since built my acting career with extensive experience in new works by composers and playwrights. 


I am the star of San Francisco Director, H.P. Mendoza's arthouse/experimental horror film, I Am a Ghost, which garnered high acclaim and numerous awards such as Gravitas Ventures. An original cast member of Jason Craig and Dave Malloy's (Banana Bag & Bodice Co.) award-winning song play: Beowulf—A Thousand Years of Baggage having toured with the show in UK/QC/NYC/Boston, MA/Berkeley, CA. 

SFBG Goldie Award Winner: Theater 

"A chameleon-like quality and versatile vocals that make her so compelling to watch on stage."

"No matter what the role, Ishida appears

born to it...Ishida never lets her focus flag, and her signature watchfulness gives her characters a feral, almost predatory depth."


Best Actress Awards for I Am a Ghost

2013 Barcelona Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei

2012 Tucson Terrorfest: Best Actress for the film I Am A Ghost

2012 MIX Mexico: Best Actress for the film I Am A Ghost

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