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Christina Anderson

Christina Anderson’s plays include Good Goods, Man in Love, Inked Baby, Blacktop Sky, Hollow Roots, and Drip. Her work has appeared at Steppenwolf, Penumbra, Yale Rep, A.C.T., The Public Theater, Crowded Fire, and other theaters all over the country. Awards and honors include Playwright-in-Residence at Magic Theater (National New Play Network), two PONY nominations, 2011 Wourzell Prize Finalist (University of Vienna), National Playwrights’ Conference residency at the O’Neill, Schwarzman Legacy Scholarship awarded by Paula Vogel, two Susan Smith Blackburn nominations, Lorraine Hansberry Award (American College Theater Festival), Van Lier Playwriting Fellowship (New Dramatists), Wasserstein Prize nomination (Dramatists Guild), Lucille Lortel Fellowship (Brown University). She's a Core Writer at The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis. American Theatre Magazine selected Anderson as one of fifteen up-and-coming artists "whose work will be transforming America's stages for decades to come." She obtained her B.A. from Brown University and an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama's Playwriting Program. Anderson was born and raised in Kansas City, KS.

Portrait of Christina Anderson.


23 July 2013

Christina Anderson found that the MFA program does not show the realities of the American theatre but gives space for someone to consider their ideal theatre.