Annie Baker

(Atlantic Theater Company, New Dramatists, Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theatre Company, Sundance Institute)

RECENT WORK Circle Mirror Transformation, which went up in the fall of 2009, and The Flick, which went up in the spring of 2013.  Both were produced at Playwrights Horizons.

I’M INSPIRED by words failing. The inadequacy of language. People grasping for connection and then totally screwing it up. And then, once in a blue moon, the right word, the beautifully expressed thought, the successful connection.

WRITING IS THE ONLY THING I could ever do. I couldn’t dance. I couldn’t do math. I couldn’t paint. I couldn’t play sports. I couldn’t do science. When it came to history, which I loved, I was always tempted to make up stuff.