Annie Baker

Annie Baker

Residency 5 Playwright

Annie Baker’s other plays include The Antipodes (Signature Theatre/National Theatre), John (Signature Theatre/National Theatre, Obie Award), The Flick (Playwrights Horizons/Barrow Street/National Theatre, Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Hull-Warriner Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Award, Olivier Nomination), Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons/Royal Court, Obie Award and Critics Circle Award), The Aliens (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Obie Award and Critics Circle Award) and an adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya at Soho Rep, for which she also designed the costumes. Recent honors include a MacArthur Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, Steinberg Playwriting Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, and the Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library. In 2019 she and set designer Chloe Lamford co-directed the European premiere of The Antipodes at the National Theatre. She is an Associate Professor of Practice at the MFA in Playwriting Program at the University of Texas, Austin.  


“The Residency 5 Program at Signature has changed my life. Not only does it give me an unprecedented feeling of community and support, but it allows me to write the kind of plays I want to write. Because of the trust they put in me and my fellow Residency 5 playwrights and the freedom and space they provide, I now hold myself to a higher standard.”

– Annie Baker


On the Uses of Pain for Life


The Antipodes
Annie Baker photo by Gregory Costanzo.

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