Ann writes…

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I love comedy, transmedia storytelling, and adaptations that make the old new. No matter the medium, my first priority is cultivating a tangible connection between audience and story.

So far, I’ve had the privilege of contributing to a number of compelling, challenging projects. Here are a few of my favorites!

NOVELS

I’m delighted to announce that my novel, Olive McKnight: Professional Exorcist, has been selected for Pitch Wars 2018!

ALTERNATE REALITY GAMES

With the University of Maryland’s iSchool, I’ve worked as a narrative designer and creative writer for educational alternate reality games, sponsored by the National Science Foundation: The Arcane Gallery of Gadgetry, and most recently, The Tessera (an Official Selection of IndieCade Games Festival 2017).

PLAYS

Plays include Romeo & Juliet: Choose Your Own Ending (2010 winner of Best Comedy and Best Overall Show at Capital Fringe), published by Playscripts. R&J:CYOE has been performed throughout the United States, including at FringeNYC in 2011, and in Canada. Other performed full lengths and shorts have been produced, developed, and/or commissioned by DC-area companies including The Impressionable Players, Pointless Theatre Co., Pinky Swear Productions, and Rorschach Theatre—and overseas as a finalist in the London Horror Festival’s playwriting competition.

In my capacity as a playwright, I’m proud to serve as an originating producer for the annual “New Play Workshop” for student playwrights in the department of Theatre, Dance, & Performance Studies at my alma mater, the University of Maryland.

Beyond writing?

When not engrossed in fictional worlds on my laptop, I’ve worked on stages in the DC-area as an actor and director. For three and a half years, I co-founded and operated a dog walking business. Other loves include reading, cooking and baking, and drinking as much tea as possible. My husband and our ever adorable cats, Ollie and Sophie, have recently transplanted from our home in Maryland to Fort Worth, Texas!