Photo credit Rachel Reilich

Annie Baker

USA Collins Fellow

  • Literature
  • 2011

    Brooklyn, NY


    Playwright Annie Baker has had three works produced for the stage. Baker’s first play, Body Awareness, premiered in 2008 and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Play and an Outer Circle Critics Award. Her 2009 play, Circle Mirror Transformation, won the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play and a New York Drama Critics Special Citation Award. She shared these awards with her 2010 play, The Aliens. All three plays take place in a small town in Vermont, and Baker says she is interested “in celebrating the strangeness of everyday life.”

    Circle Mirror Transformations, 2009; photo credit Sam Gold

    Circle Mirror Transformations, 2009; photo credit Sam Gold