Anna Ziegler’s plays include: PHOTOGRAPH 51 (Theater J; Ensemble Studio Theatre; Fountain Theatre; EST’s 2009 First Light Festival, directed by Lynne Meadow; winner of the 2009 STAGECompetition judged by David Auburn, John Guare and David Lindsay-Abaire; originally commissioned and produced by Active Cultures), DOV AND ALI (Playwrights Realm @ The Cherry Lane; Chester Theater; Theatre503, London), LIFE SCIENCE (Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep), VARIATIONS ON A THEME (2008 New Play Workshop at Chautauqua Theater Company, directed by Ethan McSweeny; 2010 TheatreWorks’ New Work Festival directed by Meredith McDonough; finalist for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference), THE MINOTAUR (2009 Fire Dept Salon Series; McCarter Theatre’s Lab Festival 2010), AN INCIDENT (2010 New Play Workshop at Chautauqua Theater Company; McCarter Theatre workshop, 2010; finalist for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference), SUNLIGHT IN A CAFETERIA (produced by Dina Leytes/Gbenga Akinnagbe at the Tank, NYC); BFF (W.E.T., 2007; Sundance Theatre Lab; finalist for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference and the L. Arnold Weissberger Award), and NOVEL (SPF, 2007).
Ziegler’s plays have also been developed by: The Manhattan Theatre Club, Rattlestick Theatre, The New Group, The Old Vic New Voices program, Primary Stages, The Cape Cod Theatre Project, The Geva Theatre Center, The Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, The Flea, The Playwright’s Center PlayLabs Festival, Ars Nova, New Georges, Clubbed Thumb, The New Harmony Project, Epic Theatre Ensemble, The hotINK Festival, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, Catalyst Theater, Rorschach Theatre, The Berkshire Playwrights Lab, The Fireraisers Theatre Company at the Hampstead Theatre (London) and The Birmingham Rep, and by Company B at the Belvoir St. Theatre (Sydney, Australia).
She holds commissions from the Sloan Foundation, New Georges and the Virginia Stage Company. She is the winner of the 2010 Douglas T. Ward Playwriting Prize, awarded by Tisch, which is given to an alumnus of the dramatic writing program in celebration of her/his work.
Ziegler’s work has been published in New Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2007 (Smith and Kraus), Best Ten-Minute Plays 2010 and Ten-Minute Plays for 2 Actors: The Best of 2004 (both by Smith and Kraus, Inc.) and New American Short Plays 2005 (Backstage Books, ed. Craig Lucas). BFF and LIFE SCIENCE are published by Dramatists Play Service; PHOTOGRAPH 51 is forthcoming from DPS. Ziegler is also adapting the play into a screenplay in conjunction with Rachel Weisz.
Anna Ziegler’s poetry has appeared in The Best American Poetry 2003, The Threepenny Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, Reactions, The Mississippi Review, Arts and Letters, Mid-American Review, Smartish Pace, The Saint Ann’s Review, and other journals.
A graduate of Yale, Ziegler holds an MFA from Tisch. She can be found at: www.annabziegler.net.