Annette Lust, Professor Emerita at Dominican University of California in San Rafael, California, holds a Doctorat de L’Université from the University of Paris. In addition to teaching theater production and French, she directs plays and produces a bi-annual Bay Area Original One-Act Play and Solo Festival at Dominican University of California. An accomplished teacher and author, she received the Palmes Académiques from the French government in 1973 for her teaching of French language and literature, her activity in French theater and culture, and her publications on French mime and theatre. She is also a member of the S.F. Bay Area Critics Circle for the selection of Theatre Awards and has served on the jury of the international Mimos Festival in Périgeux, France, since 1990 for the Critics Jury Award for best performing group.
A former board member and vice-president and secretary of the National Association of Movement Theatre, Dr. Lust is active in national and international organizations that promote the art of mime. She is an international freelance mime journalist having published extensively on mime in America and Europe. Annette is also a theatre critic reviewing for several San Francisco Bay Area newspapers and for her column in For All Events (Critics World). She is considered one of the major mime critics in America.
Dr. Lust is author of From the Greek Mimes to Marcel Marceau and Beyond published by Scarecrow Press in 2000 and reprinted in paperback in 2003 that was awarded the Choice Outstanding Academic Book in 2000 and was a finalist for the George Freedly Memorial Award in 2001.