• See Penny Downie in DOWNTON ABBEY at 9pm on ITV
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for KILL JOHNNY GLENDENNING at Citizen's
  • Read Nicci Gerrard's enchanting THE TWILIGHT HOUR, out now
  • Read Ben Goldacre's deliciously eviscerating SELECTED JOURNALISM
  • Tim Mascall designs FIRST EPISODE at the Jermyn Street Theatre
  • Lloyd Wood is Associate Director on GYPSY at Chichester
  • Peter Capaldi is The Doctor in DOCTOR WHO at 8.15pm on BBC1
  • Douglas Dunn has won Queen Gold Medal for Poetry 2014
  • George Dennis designs sound for REGENERATION on tour
  • Jonathan O'Boyle is Associate Director on THIS IS MY FAMILY on tour
  • See SELFIE by Brad Birch for the NYT at the Ambassadors Theatre
  • Anya Reiss' adaptation of UNCLE VANYA plays at the St James Theatre
  • Ellan Parry designs EACH SLOW DUSK for Pentabus on tour
  • Tim Mascall designs FULLY COMMITTED at the Menier Chocolate Factory
  • David Mercatali directs COOLATULLY at the Finborough for Papatango

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Anya Reiss
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Anya Reiss

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Giles Smart
Assistant: Andy Gout
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About

Anya wrote her first play when she was 14 and then became a member of the Royal Court Theatre's Young Writers' Programme.  Last year she was invited to take part in the Royal Court's Supergroup of young writers.

Her new adaptation of Wedekind's SPRING AWAKENING tour for Headlong this Spring and her new version of THREE SISTERS plays at the Southwark Playhouse from April.  Her version of THE SEAGULL was recently revived by the Library Theatre Company at the Lowry, having premiered at the Southwark Playhouse at the end of 2012.  Last year FORTY-FIVE MINUTES played as part of NT Connections 2013 and in 2011 THE ACID TEST played at the Royal Court where it received rave reviews.

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.

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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ProductionCompanyNotes
UNTITLEDNational TheatreFull-length play commission
UNTITLED PROJECTNumber 9 FilmsScreenplay
HANDSOME DEVILSDNA / Film4Screenplay
EXCLUSIVELovely Day ProductionsTV series
Television
ProductionCompanyNotes
EASTENDERSBBCCore writer from 2013 onwards
Theatre
ProductionCompanyNotes
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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