Anna Moench is a playwright and screenwriter. Her awards include fellowships from the New York Foundation of the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and the Van Lier Foundation, the Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award from the Kennedy Center, East West Players' 2042: See Change Award, the Jerome Foundation's 2009 Travel Grant, the 2010 T.S. Eliot Exchange with the Old Vic, two EST/Sloan Commissions, and commissions from NYU Tisch, 2G, Keen Teens, and Red Fern. Anna’s plays have been produced at WalkerSpace, the Old Vic, 59E59, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Flea, Cohesion Theatre Company, NYU Tisch, Indiana University of PA, Dance Theater Workshop, Dixon Place, The Kraine, The Looking Glass Theatre, and FringeNYC. Anna has been a writer in residence at Yaddo, BRIC Arts, Baltimore's CENTERSTAGE, the Tofte Lake Center, and the Vineyard Arts Project. Her published plays are Backwards at the Speed of Light (Playscripts), The Forest for the Trees (Vintage Books), and A Polar Bear in New Jersey (Samuel French). Anna is an alumna of the Emerging Writers Group at The Public Theater, Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theatre, and The Jam at New Georges. Her upcoming projects include a commission for the Japanese American National Museum and East West Players in Los Angeles and a residency with Cohesion Theatre Company in Baltimore. She is currently a second-year MFA playwright at UCSD and was recently named one of Hollywood's top 100 new writers on the 2016 Young and Hungry List.

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