Anne Washburn (P#1)

    The Internationalist
    • Anne Washburn (P#1)
    • KEN RUS SCHMOLL
    • SUE REES
    • JESSICA GAFFNEY
    • GARIN MARSCHALL
    • MATTHEW GIVEN
    • GIBSON FRAZIER
    • JAMES URBANIAK
    • MARK ROSENTHAL
    • HEIDI SCHRECK
    • MARK SHANAHAN
    • MICHAEL STUMM
    • TRAVIS YORK
    • MICHELE TRAUB
    • Maria Goyanes
    • 45 Bleecker Theatre
    • April - May 2004
    "Fresh, provocative, riveting, and more entertaining and satisfying than many of the long-running hits."
    — Backstage
    An American goes to a foreign country. He gets off the plane and a beautiful woman is waiting there for him and he thinks he's fallen into one of those great American movies where you go places and people are exotic and there is romance and challenge and your sense of what is possible is expanded and you gain experience and wisdom and it's really fun and it makes a great memory. The next day, he goes into office and discovers that he isn't in that kind of movie at all, he's in one of those foreign ones, with no clear hero or moral, a movie in which experience does not necessarily redeem you. A movie with no subtitles.
    When 13P imploded, Anne Washburn's plays included MR BURNS, THE INTERNATIONALIST, A DEVIL AT NOON, APPARITION, THE COMMUNIST DRACULA PAGEANT, I HAVE LOVED STRANGERS, THE LADIES, THE SMALL and a transadaptation of Euripides' ORESTES. Her work had been produced by 13P, Actors Theater of Louisville, American Repertory Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, The Civilians, Dixon Place, Ensemble Studio Theater, The Folger, London's Gate Theatre, NYC's Soho Rep, DC's Studio Theater, Two River Theater Company, NYC's Vineyard, and Woolly Mammoth. Awards included a Guggenheim, a NYFA Fellowship, a Time Warner Fellowship, Susan Smith Blackburn finalist, residencies at MacDowell and Yaddo, and an Artslink travel grant to Hungary to work with the playwright Peter Karpati. She was an associated artist with The Civilians and New Georges, and is an alumna of New Dramatists.