Rita Anderson


Rita Anderson has an MFA Creative Writing and an MA Playwriting. A published and award-winning playwright and poet, Rita went on scholarship to The O’Neill. Her play, FRANTIC IS THE CAROUSEL, was the National Partners American Theatre (NAPAT) nominee, and Rita won the Ken Ludwig Playwriting Award, the top national prize from The Kennedy Center for “Best Body of Work.” Rita has had over 100 publications and as many productions to include several each in London, Paris, and Dubai. FINAL CONVERSATIONS  and EARLY LIBERTY, internationally published by www.offthewallplays.com, are on the “Best Selling Plays” list. Rita is the Dramatists Guild Regional Rep (AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO), she’s on the Social Media Team for International Center for Women Playwrights (ICWP), and she’s on the B. Iden Payne Arts Council (BIPAC). Rita is Artistic Director of Mélange Theatre Company, and she is faculty at Interlochen (Co- Director Intermediate Theatre Ensemble & Acting Intensive), but the highlight of her emerging career was sitting on a panel with Christopher Durang.



I come to playwriting as a female actor, who was frustrated by the meager offerings for women+. I write plays and roles that I would love to perform, myself, and all of my plays have at least 50/50 roles for women+, but, usually, they are female+ led (i.e. CAST 6: 5W,1M). I wrote plays from a female+ pov and for the full spectrum and diversity that women+ represent--age, size, race, culture, and identity.









EARLY LIBERTY - www.offthewallplays.com


FINAL CONVERSATIONS - www.offthewallplays.com


You can see all Rita’s play’s on her website www.rita-anderson.com.


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Frederick Dee, a young African-American wounded during the Civil War, wants to become a doctor one day.

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Sister Kathleen has had enough of the Colonel's bullying and abusive behavior and she's, finally, figured out a way to get rid of him.

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Mrs. Razzaster ("rhymes with disaster") has had a horrible day where just about everything that could go wrong DID.

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Elise admits that nothing has "fit" right in her marriage, starting with her wedding dress.