Annie Baker

Annie Baker

Residency 5 Playwright

Annie Baker's plays include John (Signature Theatre, Obie Award for Collaboration, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominations for Best Play), The Flick (Playwrights Horizons/Barrow Street Theatre/National Theatre, Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Hull-Warriner Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Award, Obie Award for Playwriting, UK Critics Circle Award for Best New Play), Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award for Best New American Play, Drama Desk nomination for Best Play), The Aliens (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Obie Award for Best New American Play), Body Awareness (Atlantic Theater Company, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Play/Emerging Playwright), and an adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya (Soho Rep, Drama Desk nomination for Best Revival), for which she also designed the costumes. Her plays have been produced at over 200 theaters throughout the U.S. and in over a dozen countries. Other honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Steinberg Playwriting Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, and the Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library. She teaches with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Brighde Mullins in the Playwriting MFA Program at Hunter College. 


"The Residency 5 Program at Signature has changed my life. Not only does it give me an unprecedented feeling of community and support, but it allows me to write the kind of plays I want to write. Because of the trust they put in me and my fellow Residency 5 playwrights and the freedom and space they provide, I now hold myself to a higher standard."

- Annie Baker



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Annie Baker photo by Gregory Costanzo.

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