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Christina Anderson is a playwright, tv writer, educator, and creative. Her plays have appeared at The Goodman Theatre, OSF, The Public Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Rep, and other theaters in the United States and Canada. Awards and honors include: 2020 United States Artists Fellow, MacDowell Fellowship, Lily Awards Harper Lee Prize, Herb Alpert Award nomination, Barrymore Nomination, and New Dramatists Residency. Her work has appeared multiple times on the annual Kilroy's List, an industry survey of excellent new works by female playwrights. She is also the winner of the Lucille Lortel Fellowship. Christina’s plays include: How to Catch Creation; The Ripple, The Wave That Carried Me Home; Man In Love; pen/man/ship; The Ashes Under Gait City; and Blacktop Sky. She taught playwriting at Wesleyan University, Rutgers University, SUNY Purchase College, and served as the interim Head of Playwriting at Brown University. Christina worked as a television staff writer on the CBS drama, “Tommy.” Current projects include: producing an album of instrumental hip hop music titled The Montage Flow, and writing her first tv pilot "The Only Isaac."

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Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Book of a Musical

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The Sledgehammer Series Releases New Play Anthologies Featuring Work By Sharon Bridgforth And Migdalia Cruz

The Sledgehammer Series releases new play anthologies featuring work by Yale Windham Campbell Prize’s Sharon Bridgforth and Helen Merrill Award-winning Migdalia Cruz.

New Musical LETTERS TO HOME Concert Premiere To Be Presented At The Green Room 42, January 7

LETTERS TO HOME: A New Musical - A Concert Premiere of a New Musical About The Power of Home We All Have Within Us. Experience the heartfelt journey in this captivating production.

First Preview of Mint Theater's PARTNERSHIP Canceled Due To Weather

The first preview of Mint Theater's American Premiere of Elizabeth Baker’s Partnership has been canceled due to weather. Performances will now begin on Sunday October 1st at 2PM.

Interview: Theatre Life with Danielle A. Drakes and Kelsey Mesa

Today’s subjects Danielle A. Drakes and Kelsey Mesa are currently living their theatre lives as the director and playwright respectively of Taffety Punk Theatre Company’s World Premiere production of La Salpêtrière. The show runs through October fourteenth at the company’s artistic home Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW).

Mint Theater's American Premiere of Elizabeth Baker's PARTNERSHIP Begins Performances Saturday

Mint Theater Company will present the American Premiere of Elizabeth Baker’s Partnership. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Crowded Fire Theater Launches New Shared Leadership Model

Crowded Fire Theater has unveiled its new Shared Leadership Model, marking a significant shift in the organization's approach to administration and decision-making. Starting Spring of 2023, CFT no longer has one Artistic Director and Managing Director, and, instead, our staff of seven shares the leadership of the organization with equal pay across all of these positions.

Christiane Noll, Joshua Echebiri & More to Star in PARTNERSHIP at Mint Theater Company

Get ready for an unforgettable theatrical experience as Christiane Noll and Joshua Echebiri headline the cast of PARTNERSHIP at Mint Theater Company. Don't miss this limited engagement production.

Theatre NOVA Reveals 2023-24 Season of Michigan and World  Premieres

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor’s resident nonprofit professional theatre, has announced its 2023-24 Season of Michigan and World  Premieres.  Theatre NOVA offers a  subscription program as the best way to see quality programs at a discounted price. Subscribers save on single ticket prices and guarantee their seats for all plays through  August 2024. 

Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Reveals Finalists & Judges; James Ijames Honorary Playwright

Presented by Concord Theatricals, The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB), the nation's premier short play competition, has announced that James Ijames (Fat Ham) is this year's honorary Festival playwright.

David Cale, Les Waters, Ryan J. Haddad & More to Take Part in Berkeley Rep's 2023 Ground Floor Program

Get a glimpse into the future of theater as Berkeley Rep announces the talented participants joining The Ground Floor program for 2023. From emerging artists to rising stars, explore the innovative works and fresh voices shaping the industry.

PARTNERSHIP by Elizabeth Baker to be Presented at Mint Theater in September

Mint Theater Company will return to Theatre Row with the American Premiere of Elizabeth Baker’s Partnership, directed by Jackson Grace Gay.

WAM Theatre Announces Cast For Summer FRESH TAKES Play Readings

Producing Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven and the WAM Theatre team has announced an exciting ensemble of actors who are performing in the upcoming 2023 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series. The roster features a diverse array of talented performers. For all but one, Fresh Takes 2023 marks their WAM debut. 

Jennifer Kiger Concludes Run at Yale Repertory Theatre; Chantal Rodriguez Appointed Associate Artistic Director

Yale Repertory Theatre has announced that Jennifer Kiger, Associate Artistic Director at Yale Rep and Director of New Play Programs, is stepping down from these roles effective June 30, 2023. She will continue to serve on the Playwriting faculty at David Geffen School of Drama.   

World Premiere of Michael R. Jackson & Anna K. Jacobs' TEETH & More Set for Playwrights Horizons 2023-24 Season

Playwrights Horizons has announced its 2023-24 season, featuring six new productions. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Christina Anderson Wins 2023 Steinberg/ATCA Award for THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT CARRIED ME HOME

Playwright Christina Anderson has won the 2023 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award for her play the ripple, the wave that carried me home.

WAM Theatre Announces A Summer Of Fresh Play Readings

Producing Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven and the WAM Theatre team have announced the 2023 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series. The series includes three new plays to be performed on three consecutive Sundays in July at The Mount in Lenox. The Fresh Takes Reading Series includes three groundbreaking stories: hollow roots by Christina Anderson, Port of Entry by Talya Kingston, and In Her Bones by Jessica Kahkoska. 

Complete Cast and Creative Team Set for THE COTILLION World Premiere at A.R.T./New York

New Georges and The Movement Theatre Company will present The Harriet Holland Social Club Presents The 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of The Renaissance Hotel written and directed by Colette Robert.

THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT CARRIED ME HOME to be Presented at Yale Repertory Theatre in April

Yale Repertory Theatre will conclude its 2022–23 season with the ripple, the wave that carried me home by Christina Anderson, directed by Tamilla Woodard.

GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR & More Named as Finalists for 2023 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award

The American Theatre Critics Association announced six finalists for the 2023 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, recognizing the playwrights who produced the best scripts that premiered professionally outside of New York City in 2022.


Ms. Anderson’s work is an excellent example of voices that need to be heard. It takes on the segregation fight not with a high-level history book approach, but from the very ground level, the people fighting the fight and feeling the scars of battle.


Christina Anderson has written 1 shows including Inked Baby (Playwright).

Christina Anderson has been nominated for the Best Book of a Musical award at the Tony Awards for her work on the show Paradise Square.

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