About 

Ann Gillespie is a playwright and performer who lives in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Ann’s darkly comedic and nuanced writing for theater and film emphasizes movement, ambiguous moral dilemmas, and strong female characters. 

 

Ann’s play The End of a Sound was a Semi-Finalist for the 2018 Relentess Award.

 

Plays include The End of a Sound; Choreographing a Rape Scene to go into a Feminist Play, Crossing; B in Oblivion; BENCH;  Validating the Shit out of Each Other; Bunnies Inside Her

 

 

While earning her BFA in Drama at Syracuse University, Ann was able to study performance at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. Ann later went on to earn an MA in Text and Performance from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

 

Ann can also be seen as the character "Becca" in the web series, "Too Be Frank"

 

 

Accolades

  • Semi-Finalist American Playwrighting Foundation Relentless Award, The End of a Sound

  • Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival, BENCH

  • Shortlist for the Eugene O’Neill Festival, Choreographing a Rape Scene to go into a Feminist Play

 

Workshops

  • Texas Tech WildWind Performance Lab, The End of a Sound

  • Florida International University Alternative Theatre Festival, Choreographing a Rape Scene to go into a Feminist Play

  • London Bloomsbury Festival, Bunnies Inside of Her

  • RADA Festival, Bunnies Inside of Her

  • RADA Festival, Was it Love or Just Dancing