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ANYA REISS wrote her first play when she was 14 having become a member of the Royal Court Theatre's Young Writers' Programme. 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. Her last play, The Acid Test, opened at the Royal Court in May 2011 and received rave reviews. She also participated and contributed to the Bush Theatre's Sixty Six Books in 2011 and the Old Vic's Children's Monologues in 2010. She has also written the play Forty Five Minutes for 2013 National Theatre Connections. 

Acid Test, The
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Acid Test, The

Anya Reiss
 

This has been the worst day of my life. So can you please get drunk with me?

Dana, Ruth and Jess down shots to console the heart-broken, to comfort the anxious and just pass the time. Kicked out from the family home Jess’s dad, Jim, invades the party with just as much recklessness as the girls. As the night passes and vodka bottles are emptied, Friday night in becomes high drama. An unruly new comedy asking if age equals maturity.

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I t has wit and heart, and much of the dialogue is disconcertingly authentic…. Adept at capturing the cadences of post-adolescent chatter, Reiss also knows how to probe the most raw emotions. - The Evening Standard



Cast : 1M, 3F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-045-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
The Seagull
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The Seagull

Anton Chekhov (adapted by Anya Reiss)
 

“We need the theatre, couldn’t, couldn’t do without it. Could we?”

A successful actress visits her brother’s isolated estate far from the city, throwing the frustrated residents unfulfilled ambitions into sharp relief. As her son attempts to impress with a self-penned play, putting much more than his pride at stake, others dream of fame, love and the ability to change their past.

Chekhov’s darkly comic masterpiece is reignited for the 21st century by one of the most exciting new voices in British Theatre, Anya Reiss, Winner of the Most Promising Playwright at both the Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle awards.

 

 


 

Cast : 6M, 4F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-425-6 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Three Sisters
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Three Sisters

In a new version by Anya Reiss

Anton Chekhov (adapted by Anya Reiss)
 

“You won’t be here. Not in thirty years. You’ll have had a stroke, or I’ll have shot you. It’ll be one or the other.”

Three sisters. Three thousand miles from home. Overworked Olga, wild Masha and idealistic Irina dream of returning. Living in a world of deceit, desire and hard drinking, it’s difficult but is there something else holding them back?

Reinterpreted for the 21st century by award-winning writer Anya Reiss, this searing new version of Chekhov’s most haunting masterpiece reunites the team behind 2012's critically acclaimed, sell-out hit, The Seagull.

Cast : 5F, 7M
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-099-7 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB