Anne Harris

Anne Harris is currently a sessional lecturer and PhD researcher in the School of Education at Victoria University, Australia, focusing in the areas of transnationalism, performativity of identity, and refugee studies. As a playwright, dramaturg and teacher, her play Heat was shortlisted for the Patrick White Playwriting Award in 2006. Her play Surviving Jonah Salt was co-written and produced by members of Jute Theatre Co in Cairns and Knock Em Down Theatre, Darwin in 2004, and is published by Playlabs Press. Her one-woman show Dust was produced by Red Dust Theatre for Alice Springs Festival 2003 and excerpted by Darwin Theatre Company. She composed and musical directed the score to Train Dancing by Michael Watts, which was produced by Red Dust Theatre for Adelaide Festival 2002. Ms Harris has worked as dramaturg, script assessor, and workshop leader for New York Theatre Workshop, New Dramatists, Soho Rep, Young Playwrights’ Festival Inc., Playworks, NT Writers Centre and the Australian National Playwrights’ Centre. She was co-founder and artistic director of Lend Theatre in New York, and teaching artist for the American and Central Australian Young Playwrights Festivals. She holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University, where she studied with Wendy Wasserstein, Tony Kushner, Arthur Miller and Eve Ensler, among others.

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