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Anya Reiss

ANYA REISS

  (1992 - )

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    United Agents  represented by Giles Smart

Anya Reiss was born and brought up in London, wrote her first play when she was 14 having become a member of the Royal Court Theatre's Young Writers' Programme. Her debut play, SPUR OF the MOMENT (written when she was 17) opened at the Royal Court Theatre in July 2010. Since then Anya has won the Most Promising Playwright Award at the 2010 Evening Standard Awards, Best New Play at the 2010 TMA Awards and Most Promising Playwright at the 2010 Critics' Circle Awards. Her last play, the ACID TEST, opened at the Royal Court in May 2011 and received rave reviews. She also participated and contributed to the Bush Theatre's Sixty Six Books in 2011 and the Old Vic's Children's Monologues in 2010. She has also written the play Forty Five Minutes for 2013 National Theatre Connections.

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below is a list of Anya Reiss's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Acid Test, The         Children's Monologues, The         Forty-Five Minutes         Seagull, The         Spring Awakening         Spur Of the Moment         Sunday Sermon, A         Three Sisters



Acid Test, The

Acid Test, The
Dana, Ruth and Jess down shots to console the heart-broken, to comfort the anxious and just pass the time. Kicked out from the family home Jess's Dad, Jim, invades the party with just as much recklessness as the girls. As the night passes and vodka bottles are emptied, Friday night in becomes high Drama. An unruly new comedy asking if age equals maturity

Notes:
the Acid Test is part of the Royal Court's Jerwood New Playwrights programme

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1st Published:
Oberon Books (2011) >>>    978-1849430456

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Children's Monologues, The

Synopsis:
Dramatic Need (DN) is a UK-registered charity that sends international Arts professionals to do workshops in underprivileged and rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Gifted, heavyweight actors will perform monologues written by Lynn Nottage, Bola Agbaje, Polly Stenham, Dennis Kelly, Gabriel Bisset-Smith, Oladipo Agboluaje, Zawe Ashton, Joel Horwood, Anya Reiss and Jamie Minoprio, based on autobiographical stories written by the some of the children DN works with.

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Dramatic Need   -

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Genre:
short monologue

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Forty-Five Minutes

Synopsis:
the deadline was wrong so now theres forty-five minutes till the bell goes and the UCAS forms must be sent and futures secured.

Notes:
Cockburn School

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Company:
National Theatre Connections

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Music:
-

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Genre:
TYA

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Seagull, The

Seagull, The
We need the theatre, couldn't, couldn't do without it. Could we? A successful actress visits her brother's isolated estate far from the city, throwing the frustrated residents unfulfilled ambitions into sharp relief. As her son attempts to impress with a self-penned play, putting much more than his pride at stake, others dream of fame, love and the ability to change their past. Chekhov's darkly comic masterpiece is reignited for the 21st century by one of the most exciting new voices in British theatre, Anya Reiss, Winner of the Most Promising Playwright at both the Evening Standard and Critics Circle awards.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

1st Produced:

Company:
Jagged Fence Productions

1st Published:
Oberon Books (2012) >>>    978-1849434256

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening
Unnerving, entertaining, funny and dark, Wedekind's definitive play about youth caused riots when it exploded onto the stage in 1906 and has lost none of its provocative power. Brought bang up to date by award-winning playwright Anya Reiss this new version examines the exuberance, intensity and confusion of teenage life today. Spring Awakening asks important and pressing questions about how young people are shaped for their future by a generation that doesn't understand them.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Frank Wedekind

1st Produced:

Company:
Headlong

1st Published:
Oberon Books (2014) >>>    978-1783190980

Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Spur Of the Moment

Spur Of the Moment
Pre-teen Delilah enjoys High School Musical, swim parties and ogling the lodger. Whilst her parents throw verbal grenades at one another, they barely notice their 21 year old tenant starting to notice her.

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1st Published:
Oberon Books, London >>>    978-1840029857

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-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Sunday Sermon, A

Sunday Sermon, A
the King James Version of the Bible (KJV) is a foundation stone of the English language. the KJV was composed as a collective project and written to be spoken. Sixty-Six Books has been created, in the spirit of the original, in the same way. Pulpit to print; stage to page; mediated through many forms oral and written, the KJV has, since its inception, been a fundamental part of written and spoken English.This is a work that has travelled to every continent of the globe. It has been shared as a melodic instrument of inspiration, illumination and mutual understanding; and it has also been wielded as a tool of colonial oppression. Sixty-Six Books is a fresh interpretation of the KJV for the new millennium, celebrating and challenging the traditions and achievements of this great work on the occasion of its 400th anniversary. the curators of this project have gathered together a formidable and inspiring line-up of the best established and emerging writing talent to produce a new version of the KJV for thetwenty-first century. Each writer has created anew a book of the KJV - as prose, poetry, Drama, performance, song, or ground-breaking digital form. Each writer has spoken back to the KJV with untrammeled inventiveness of the imagination. the voices of Sixty-Six Books, drawn from across five continents, innovate, transmute, transpose, reinvent and talk back to four hundredyears of history. All the works that make up Sixty-Six Books are written to be spoken. Culminating in major performance events at the Bush theatre and Westminster Abbey in 2011 in London, Sixty-Six Books is a contribution towards the mutual curiosity, tolerance, and force of collective enterprise and shared humanity that characterizes the international and ancient Arts of writing and spoken performance

Notes:
Part of Sixty-Six Books: 21st-century writers speak to the King James Bible. Play is A response to the King James Bible book of Titus

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Company:
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1st Published:
Oberon Books (2011) >>>    978-1849432276

Music:
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Genre:
piece

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Three Sisters

Three Sisters
You won't be here. Not in thirty years. You'll have had a stroke, or I'll have shot you. It'll be one or the other. Three sisters. Three thousand miles from home. Overworked Olga, wild Masha and idealistic Irina dream of returning. Living in a world of deceit, desire and hard drinking, it's difficult but is there something else holding them back? Reworked for the 21st century by award-winning writer Anya Reiss, this searing new version of Chekhov's most haunting masterpiece reunites the team behind 2012?s critically acclaimed, sell-out hit, The Seagull.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

1st Produced:

Company:
Jagged Fence Productions

1st Published:
Oberon Books (2014) >>>    978-1783190997

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  5            Other:  -

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