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An Evening with Jane Anderson

December 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST

Jane Anderson
Jane Anderson
This event has been cancelled due to the Thomas Fire.
Antioch University Santa Barbara’s MFA Program Presents

An Evening with Jane Anderson

Emmy award-winning writer and director for theater, film, and television
Tuesday, December 12 , 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Antioch University Santa Barbara, Community Hall

602 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara

Join us for this special event with celebrated writer and screenwriter Jane Anderson, with a live recorded interview by KCRW host Jonathan Bastian. This event is part of AUSB’s MFA in Writing & Contemporary Media student week-long fall residency.

Admission is free. RSVP to [email protected].

Jane Anderson is an Emmy award-winning writer whose screenwriting credits include How to Make An American Quilt, It Could Happen to You, and The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio, starring Julianne Moore & Woody Harrelson, which she also directed. Her documentary film credits include: Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson, featured on HBO. For television, Anderson’s writing credits include: HBO’s Olive Kitteridge, starring Frances McDormand (Emmy Award for best teleplay and limited series, Writers Guild Award for best teleplay, nominated for the Golden Globe) and HBO’s The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader Murdering Mom, (Emmy, Penn Award and Writers Guild Award for best teleplay.)

She wrote and directed The Baby Dance for Showtime which she adapted from her play (received the Peabody Award as well as Golden Globe and Emmy nominations.) She wrote and directed Normal for HBO (starring Jessica Lang & Tom Wilkinson) adapted from her play Looking for Normal (Emmy, Golden Globe and Directors’ Guild and Writers’ Guild nominations.) She wrote and directed When Billie Beat Bobby starring Holly Hunter and Ron Silver. And wrote and directed the first segment of HBO’s If These Walls Could Talk II which starred Vanessa Redgrave (Emmy nomination for best telepay.)

Anderson’s plays have been produced Off-Broadway and in theaters around the country, including the Geffen Playhouse, Arena Stage, Actors Theater of Louisville, Williamstown, Shakespeare & Company, The McCarter Theater, Long Wharf, ACT, and the Pasadena Playhouse. Plays include: Mother of the Maid, The Escort, The Baby Dance, Defying Gravity, Looking for Normal, The Quality of Life, Lynette at 3AM, Food & Shelter and The Last Time We Saw Her.


December 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST


Antioch University Santa Barbara – remove
602 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

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