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Christina Anderson

Assistant Professor of Playwriting

Christina Anderson’s plays include The Ashes Under Gait City, Good Goods, Man in Love, Blacktop Sky, Hollow Roots, How to Catch Creation, and Drip. Her work has appeared at the Contemporary American Theater Festival, Steppenwolf, Penumbra, Yale Repertory Theatre, A.C.T., the Public Theater, Crowded Fire, and other theatres across the U.S.

American Theatre magazine selected Anderson as one of 15 up-and-coming artists “whose work will be transforming America’s stages for decades to come.” For two consecutive years, her plays have appeared as one of the top recommendations on The Kilroy’s List, an annual industry survey of excellent new works by female playwrights.

Her awards and honors playwright residencies at New Dramatists, Rutgers University, Wesleyan University, and the Magic Theater (National New Play Network); a National Playwrights Conference residency at the Eugene O’Neill Theater; an Aetna New Voice fellowship, Van Lier Playwriting fellowship, and Lucille Lortel fellowship; two PONY nominations, a 2013 Laurents Hatcher Award finalist, a 2011 Wourzell Prize finalist (University of Vienna), a Schwarzman Legacy Scholarship awarded by Paula Vogel, three Susan Smith Blackburn nominations, a Lorraine Hansberry Award, and a Wasserstein Prize nomination.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Anderson obtained her BA from Brown University and MFA from the Yale School of Drama’s playwriting program.She first joined the playwriting faculty at Purchase College in 2014–15 as a visiting assistant professor.