Anne Washburn
Anne Washburn

2020 Finalist

Shipwreck

Synopsis: A history play set in 2017: in a repurposed farm house in upstate New York, a group of liberals talk politics and contend with their comforts; a son reaches out to his father; a fateful dinner invitation is issued.

Cast Breakdown: 3W, 5M

Set/Costume Requirements: a farm house with a difference; contemporary clothing.

Agent: Rachel Viola, United Talent Agency

Bio: Anne Washburn’s plays include 10 out of 12, Antlia Pneumatica, Apparition, The Communist Dracula Pageant, A Devil At Noon, I Have Loved Strangers, The Internationalist, The Ladies, Little Bunny Foo Foo, Mr. Burns, Shipwreck, The Small, an adaption of The Twilight Zone, and transadaptations of Euripides’ Orestes & Iphigenia in Aulis. Her work has premiered with 13P, Actors Theater of Louisville, The Almeida, American Repertory Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, Classic Stage Company, Clubbed Thumb, The Civilians, Dixon Place, Ensemble Studio Theater, The Folger, Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, Two River Theater Company, Vineyard Theater and Woolly Mammoth. Honors include a Guggenheim, a Whiting, an Alpert Award, a PEN/Laura Pels award for artist in mid-career and residencies at MacDowell and Yaddo. She is an associated artist with The Civilians, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, and is an alumna of New Dramatists.