Ana and the Closet

Ana’s life finally seems to be getting back to normal. She has a loving husband, good credit, and she just found the perfect dress, one that practically sings when she puts it on. So it’s no surprise really that things are about to get messy. See, Ana’s first husband, David, didn’t die in a military crash after all. He’s been a prisoner of war for the past 3 years, and the army just called to let her know...
Ana’s life finally seems to be getting back to normal. She has a loving husband, good credit, and she just found the perfect dress, one that practically sings when she puts it on. So it’s no surprise really that things are about to get messy. See, Ana’s first husband, David, didn’t die in a military crash after all. He’s been a prisoner of war for the past 3 years, and the army just called to let her know he’s back. Now Ana has to decide how much her heart can take. And if that weren’t enough, David brought back something with him. Something dark, and dangerous, and it lives in the closet.

Part surrealistic comedy, part romantic odyssey, Ana and the Closet, is a simple story set amidst today’s confusing times.

Winner: Tim Robbins Award and Marianne Murphy Women & Philanthropy Award in Playwriting

Finalist: Jerome Fellowship, 2009

Semi-Finalist: O’Neill Playwright’s Conference, 2009
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Ana and the Closet

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  • Ky Weeks:
    2 Apr. 2021
    A fascinating journey into the strange that fascinates at every turn. Antone presents a variety of symbols and interesting visuals that speak to the inner reality of the closet, and move the dream-plot forward. The writing complements the fantastic visual narrative, matching the off-center nature of the setting, while still being grounded enough to feel real. Even when the story gets the most surreal, the needs and actions of the characters are direct enough to carry us with Ana's adventure into her own grief.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Page to Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center
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    2009
  • Reading
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    Playwrights Arena, Los Angeles
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    2009
  • Reading
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    UCLA
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    2008