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 real and tangible connection between the audience and the story.

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

ALTERNATE REALITY GAMES

With the University of Maryland’s iSchool, I’ve worked as a narrative designer and creative writer for two 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 by Etcetera Theatre in the London Horror Festival.

In my capacity as a playwright, I’m proud to serve as an Ambassador to the Dramatists Guild and 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.

NOVELS

I’m currently seeking representation for my newest venture, Olive McKnight: Professional Exorcist.

Beyond writing?

When not engrossed in fictional worlds on my laptop, I act on stages in the DC-area and even venture outdoors. I’m a sucker for good food, good tea, and good conversation.