Working Title: Early Romantics
Anthony is an award-winning playwright and San Francisco native who recently, very happily, returned home to the Bay Area. His plays include Pick Up Ax, The Living, Let’s Play Two, The Brothers Karamazov, Ambition Facing West, Ctrl+Alt+Delete and The Art Of Sacrifice; they are published by Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. While living and working in the Bay Area he received the Will Glickman, Bay Area Drama Critics’ Circle and Dramalogue Awards and an American Theatre Critics Awards Citation forPick Up Ax, as well as the Stavis Award from the National Theatre Council as the promising playwright of the year. Since then he’s been roaming the country, writing plays and raising a family. He has received twenty commissions from South Coast Repertory, the Mark Taper Forum, Playwrights’ Horizons, and others; fellowships from the Guggenheim, McKnight, Jerome, and Irvine Foundations, National Endowment for the Arts, TCG/Pew Charitable Trusts and Kennedy Center/Fund for New American Plays; the Berrilla Kerr Award in recognition of his contributions to the American theater; and critics’ awards from LA to New England. His play Show and Tell recently played to rave reviews in San Francisco in a production by the newly formed Symmetry Theatre Company. His most recent play, Our Practical Heaven, was one of the winners of the 2011 Global Age Project at the Aurora Theatre, where it is now in development. In 2012, his next play, GIZMO, will appear at Pennsylvania Center Theatre and in Cutting Ball’s Risk Is This festival.