Anu Saari is a finnish stage director. She graduated from the Finnish Theaterschool for Directing and Dramaturgi in Helsinki. Saari has been resident stage director in Berlin in „Theater der Freundschaft“, Theaterdirector in Oulu City theater (Finland), and member of artistic direction in Volkstheater Rostock and Staatstheater Cottbus (Germany).
She has staged productions in several citytheaters in Finland, Sweden and Germany, and
held guest professorships in Theater Akademies in Helsinki, Berlin(Ernst Busch) and Malmö.
She has made several Produktions for the Finnish TV, and translated Plays from and to swedish,finnish and german language.
Saari has received State Art Grant in Finnland for 1974 and 2007-2009