Annie Baker

Annie Baker

Playwright


Biography


Annie Baker (born 1981) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright.

Her play Body Awareness was staged Off-Broadway by the Atlantic Theater Company in May and June 2008. The play featured JoBeth Williams and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. Circle Mirror Transformation premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in October 2009 and received Obie Awards for Best New American Play and Performance, Ensemble. Her play, The Aliens, which premiered Off-Broadway at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in April 2010, was a finalist for the 2010 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and shared the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play with Circle Mirror Transformation.

Her adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya premiered at the Soho Repertory Theatre in June 2012 and was called a "funky, fresh new production" by The New York Times reviewer.

Her play The Flick premiered at Playwrights Horizons in March 2013. The New York Times reviewer wrote: "Ms. Baker, one of the freshest and most talented dramatists to emerge Off Broadway in the past decade, writes with tenderness and keen insight..." The play received the Obie Award for Playwriting in 2013.[10] The Flick won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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Shows by Annie Baker

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Synopsis

The Aliens tells the story of two young men who frequent a coffee shop in Vermont and the young employee they decide to take under their wing. Jasper and KJ are disillusioned New England thirty-somethings who regularly meet b... read more

Body Awareness is a 2008 play written by Annie Baker. It was produced as part of the “Vermont plays”, a series of Baker plays all set in the fictional town of Shirley, Vermont. It had out-of-town tryouts in both Boston and Be... read more

In the small town of Shirley, Vermont, five strangers gather in a dance studio to embark on a unique journey together in a creative drama class for adults. Taught by Marty, their free-spirited and supportive leader, the group... read more

In a movie theater near Worcester, MA -- one of the few that hasn't yet switched to digital film -- three employees work dreary jobs for just above minimum wage: selling tickets, cleaning up after patrons, and running the pr... read more

When Elias and Jenny, a troubled young couple, stop at a bed-and-breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, they have different expectations. Elias is excited to explore the historical sites, while Jenny is hoping to reconnect wi... read more

Overview

Nationality
American
Show Categories
Play
Genres
Dark Comedy, Comedy, Drama

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