Rita Anderson has an MFA Poetry and an MA Playwriting. A published and award-winning writer, Rita went on scholarship to The O’Neill. Her play, Frantic is the Carousel, was the National Partners in American Theatre (NAPAT) nominee, and Rita won the Ken Ludwig Playwriting Award, the top national prize from The Kennedy Center for “Best Body of Work.” Rita is a member of Poets & Writers and the American Academy of Poets.
She has had over 100 publications and as many productions, and her poetry books–THE ENTROPY OF ROCKETMAN (Finishing Line Press) and WATCHED POTS (A Lovesong to Motherhood)–have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her plays, Final Conversations, and Early Liberty, internationally published at www.offthewallplays.com, are on the “Best Selling Plays” list. Rita is the Dramatists Guild Regional Rep (AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO), she’s on the Social Media Team for International Center for Women Playwrights (ICWP), and she is a member of the B. Iden Payne Arts Council (BIPAC). Rita is faculty at Interlochen (Co-Director Intermediate Theatre Ensemble & Acting Intensive), but the highlight of her emerging career was sitting on a panel with Christopher Durang. Recent publications include Best Women’s Monologues of 2019 (Smith & Kraus), and “AVALANCHE” in 30 New 10 Minute Plays 2019 (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books!). Rita is Producing Artistic Director of Mélange Theatre Company.
Resident in Can Serrat from the 1rst to the 22/07/2019