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ESP Biography



ANNIE LOGGINS, Animal-Adoring Actor with an Affinity for Accents




Major: Earth Systems

College/Employer: Stanford University

Year of Graduation: 2011

Picture of Annie Loggins

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Annie has been acting her whole life, although her first official role was in second grade, when she played Frog in a self-directed scene from the book Frog and Toad Are Friends. Since then she has dived into Shakespeare, musicals, comedies, and bilingual plays, always exploring new roles and situations.

She recently graduated Stanford, where she studied Earth Systems (biology focus), her other great passion being animals. She loves all kinds of creatures, great and small, with personal favorites being swallows, sea otters, lemurs, frogs, and foxes. She aspires to be a Wildlife Biologist doing field research in South America or Madagascar, with maybe a little theatre on the side. Since graduating she has realized this goal by studying many different creatures in the Amazon, ground squirrels in Canada, marsupials in the Australian outback, and lemurs in Madagascar!



Past Classes

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B3933: The World’s Largest Rodent, Dr Seuss Birds, and Other Amazonian Oddities in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
Where parrots’ bills can crush bone, monkeys perform deafening choruses, and wild pigs stampede through the underbrush, the Amazon rainforest holds a wealth of amazing creatures. Come meet some funky fauna in this whirlwind introduction based on firsthand experience – no binoculars required!


B3940: The Magic and Mystery of Madgascar in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
Leaping lemurs, concealed chameleons, towering trees! A friendly people filled with laughter and song but crippled by poverty. Find out from first-hand experience what makes Madagascar a time capsule of biodiversity, and what can be done to protect it through community involvement.


V3941: Why Can’t the English Teach Their Children How to Speak? The Art of British Accents in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
Want to learn how to talk like the Queen? Harry Potter? James Bond? We’ll learn the sound changes, inflections, and speech style needed to pull off a good British accent. Students will need enthusiasm and a willingness to try sounds and practice short monologues. Come on, mate, have a go!


V3942: Why Can’t the English Teach Their Children How to Speak? The Art of British Accents in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
Want to learn how to talk like the Queen? Harry Potter? James Bond? We’ll learn the sound changes, inflections, and speech style needed to pull off a good British accent. Students will need enthusiasm and a willingness to try sounds and practice short monologues, culminating in mini-scenes. Come on, mate, have a go!


W3972: Fun Improv Games for All in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
Improv doesn't have to be scary or difficult. All you need is enthusiasm and a creative spirit! We'll play a few fun games designed to stimulate thought flow and creativity and introduce the concept of "saying yes," as valuable to improvisation as it is to life!


B3973: Ning-bings, Quolls, and Other Unusual Australians in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
Monjons, bandicoots, and dunnarts are a few more strange marsupials to add to the list of creatures found on the island continent! And let's not forget the egg-laying echidnas. An overview of the amazing diversity of flying, sliming, crawling, and most of all hopping critters and my personal experience working in the Australian outback.


V1748: Why Can’t the English Teach Their Children How to Speak? The Art of British Accents in Splash! Fall 2011 (Oct. 29 - 30, 2011)
Want to learn how to talk like the Queen? Harry Potter? Elizabeth Bennett? We’ll learn the sound changes, inflections, and speech style needed to pull off a good British accent. Students will need enthusiasm and a willingness to try sounds and practice short monologues, culminating in mini scene work. Come on, mate, have a go!


B1749: The World’s Largest Rodent, Dr Seuss Birds, and Other Amazonian Oddities in Splash! Fall 2011 (Oct. 29 - 30, 2011)
Where parrots’ bills can crush bone, monkeys perform deafening choruses, and wild pigs stampede through the underbrush, the Amazon rainforest holds a wealth of amazing creatures. Come meet some funky fauna in this whirlwind introduction based on firsthand experience – no binoculars required!


P102: Why Can't the English Teach Their Children How to Speak? in Splash! Fall 2008 (Oct. 18, 2008)
Want to learn how to talk like Harry Potter? How about Elizabeth Bennet? In this class we will discuss how specific sounds, words, and flow of speech can change a character's origin. Focusing mostly on Standard and Upper Class British (from Hermione Granger to Algernon Moncrief), we will also delve briefly into other accents, including New York, American Southern, and Scottish. After practicing on the sounds themselves, we will try to make our accents sound natural in dialogue taken from various plays. Be prepared to dive in with your mouth and ears open, and we'll have a lot of fun. Cheerio, wot!