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About

 

Here is my bio.

 

I am a playwright and screenwriter. I am originally from Baltimore, Maryland, I am Asian American, and I have ridden my bicycle across the country. Because this is a bio, I will now tell you about my professional life in the third person.

Anna Moench's plays have been produced at WalkerSpace, the Old Vic, 59E59, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Flea, Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Cohesion Theatre Company, NYU Tisch, Indiana University of PA, Dance Theater Workshop, Dixon Place, The Kraine, The Looking Glass Theatre, and FringeNYC. Commissions include a collaboration with the Japanese American National Museum and East West Players on RESIDENCE ELSEWHERE, a new play exploring the legacy of Japanese American internment, two EST/Sloan Commissions, and commissions from NYU Tisch, 2G, Keen Teens, and Red Fern. Anna has been a writer in residence at Yaddo, BRIC Arts, Baltimore Center Stage, the Tofte Lake Center, and the Vineyard Arts Project. Her plays have been published by Playscripts, Vintage Books and Samuel French.

Anna is an alumna of the Emerging Writers Group at The Public Theater, Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theatre, and The Jam at New Georges. Recent projects include a residency with Cohesion Theatre Company in Baltimore. She is currently a third-year MFA playwright at UCSD and was named one of Hollywood's top 100 new writers on the 2016 Young and Hungry List.

Anna lives in San Diego with her husband and son.
 

 

 
 

These are some selected awards.

 

Kilroys List (Hunger) and Honorable Mention (Birds of North America, Three Kingdoms)

2017 BETC Generations Award (Birds of North America)

The Young and Hungry List 2016

The Kennedy Center's 2016 Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award (Hunger)

East West Players 2042: See Change Award, 2nd Runner Up (Three Kingdoms)

The New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship in Playwriting/Screenwriting

The Jerome Fellowship

The Van Lier Fellowship

EST Sloan Commissions (The Drive, Great Eastern)

2010 T. S. Eliot Exchange with The Old Vic

2009 Jerome Travel Grant (Hunger)