Becca Anderson

is the co-author of the musicals Academia Nuts (Best New Musical, NYMF 2014), Hatter (GMTWP @ NYU 2011, Indiana University 2014), Snow Way Out (York Theatre Company Developmental Reading Series, 2016), The Suicide Club, Eau Blanche!, Grandma's Last Hurrah, and Period Piece (The Marilyn Monroe Theatre 2010) and the author of the plays President Mom (Caryl Crane Youth Theatre 2015, 'Iolani School 2015)Baby Factory, Bedtime (The Blank Theatre Living Room Series 2015), Untitled, The Interview, Park Bench (Occupy the Empty Space 2013)and Over-Ripe (LAFPI SWAN Day 2014). Her works have been finalists for the Leah Ryan FEWW Prize, the NuVoices Playwriting Prize, the Trustus Playwrights Festival, and the Pittsburgh New Works Festival. Her play President Mom (with Dan Marshall) won the 2014 Ronald M. Ruble New Play prize and a 2015 Tam & Young Arts Chair Visiting Artist Residency in Honolulu.

She is also a writer of romance novels under a pseudonym.

Becca holds both a BFA and an MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

résumé

Awards & Residencies

  • Tam & Young Arts Chair visiting artist residency, 2015 (President Mom)
  • Play by Play Best New Musical, NYMF 2014 (Academia Nuts)
  • Honorable Mention for Outstanding Writing Book, NYMF 2014 (Academia Nuts)
  • Honorable Mention for Outstanding Writing Lyrics, NYMF 2014 (Academia Nuts)
  • Kevin Spacey Foundation: America grant recipient, 2014 (Academia Nuts)
  • Anna Sosenko Assist Trust grant recipient, 2014 
  • (Academia Nuts)
  • The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation grant recipient, 2014 (Academia Nuts)
  • Official Selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival's Next Link Project, 2014 (Academia Nuts)
  • Winner, Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival 2014 (President Mom)
  • Official Selection, LA Female Playwrights' Initiative SWAN Day of Action Fest 2014 (Over Ripe)
  • Finalist, Leah Ryan FEWW Prize 2013 (Bedtime )
  • Finalist, Trustus Playwrights Festival 2013 (Bedtime )
  • Official Selection, Occupy the Empty Space 2013 (Park Bench )
  • Finalist, Pittsburgh New Works Festival 2013 (Over Ripe )
  • Finalist, Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival 2012 (Hatter)
  • CAP21 Musical Theatre Writers' Residency 2012 (Academia Nuts )
  • Finalist, Rhinebeck Writers' Retreat 2012 (Academia Nuts)
  • Berkshire Playwrights' Lab Residency 2011 (Hatter )
  • Official Selection, Manhattan Shakespeare Project Emerging Female Playwrights Festival 2010 (Over Ripe)

Press & Interviews