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Anya Reiss
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Anya Reiss

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Giles Smart
Assistant: Jennifer Thomas
+44 (0)20 3214 0934
About

Anya wrote her first play when she was 14 and then became a member of the Royal Court Theatre's Young Writers' Programme.  

Her debut play, SPUR OF THE MOMENT (written when she was 17) opened at the Royal Court Theatre in July 2010.  Since then Anya has won the Most Promising Playwright Award at the 2010 Evening Standard Awards, Best New Play at the 2010 TMA Awards and Most Promising Playwright at the 2010 Critics' Circle Awards.

Anya is a core writer on EASTENDERS and has several projects in development. She is currently writing a screenplay for DNA/Film4, HANDSOME DEVILS, another with Number 9 Films, is developing a TV series idea, EXCLUSIVE, with Lovely Day Productions.

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In Development
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UNTITLEDNational TheatreFull-length play commission
UNTITLED PROJECTNumber 9 FilmsScreenplay
HANDSOME DEVILSDNA / Film4Screenplay
EXCLUSIVELovely Day ProductionsTV series
Television
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EASTENDERSBBCCore writer from 2013 onwards
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Theatre
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UNCLE VANYA
(2014)
Jagged Fence Productions at St James TheatreDir. Russell Bolam
New adaptation of the play by Anton Chekhov
Published by Oberon Books
THREE SISTERS
(2014)
Jagged Fence Productions and Tarento Productions at the Southwark Playhouse (The Large)Dir. Russell Bolam
New adaptation of the play by Anton Chekhov
Published by Oberon Books
SPRING AWAKENING
(2014)
Headlong Theatre / West Yorkshire Playhouse / Nuffield TheatreDir. Ben Kidd
New adaptation of the play by Frank Wedekind
Published by Oberon Books
FORTY-FIVE MINUTES
(2013)
National Theatre / NT Connections 2013Published by Methuen Drama (as part of NT Connections 2013 collected works)
THE SEAGULL
(2012)
Southwark Playhouse / Jagged Fence Productions LtdDir. Russell Bolam
New adaptation of the play by Anton Chekhov
Published by Oberon Books
SIXTY-SIX BOOKS
(2011)
Bush TheatreSegment: TITUS SERMON (in response to TITUS) as part of SIXTY-SIX BOOKS performance cycle
Published by Oberon Books
THE ACID TEST
(2011)
Royal Court Theatre - Jerwood Theatre UpstairsDir. Simon Godwin
Published by Oberon Books
SPUR OF THE MOMENT
(2010)
Royal Court Theatre - Jerwood Theatre UpstairsDir. Jeremy Herrin
* Winner of Best New Play at 2010 TMA Awards
* Winner of Charles Wintour Most Promising Playwright Award at 2011 Evening Standard Theatre Awards
* Winner of Most Promising Playwright at 2010 Critics' Circle Awards
Published by Oberon Books
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