Anna Moench

Anna Moench

Anna Moench is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her plays include MOTHERS (Playwrights Realm 2019), MAN OF GOD (East West Players 2019, InterAct 2020), BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA (BETC 2017, ThrownStone 2019, Theatre With A View 2019), and SIN EATERS (Local Theater Company 2020). She is currently The Playwrights Realm's Page One Playwright in Residence and has received fellowships from the New...
Anna Moench is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her plays include MOTHERS (Playwrights Realm 2019), MAN OF GOD (East West Players 2019, InterAct 2020), BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA (BETC 2017, ThrownStone 2019, Theatre With A View 2019), and SIN EATERS (Local Theater Company 2020). She is currently The Playwrights Realm's Page One Playwright in Residence and has received fellowships from the New York Foundation of the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and the Van Lier Foundation, and her awards include the Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award from the Kennedy Center, Boulder Ensemble Theater Company’s Generations Award, and East West Players’ 2042: See Change Award. She is an alum of UCSD’s Playwriting MFA program, the Emerging Writers Group at The Public, Youngblood at EST, and the Jam at New Georges. Anna was recently a staff writer for an upcoming show on Apple TV and was recently named a recipient of a Gerbode Special Award in the Arts commission for a new play that will be produced at Magic Theater in 2022.

Plays

  • Mothers
    Three moms, a stay-at-home dad, and a nanny watch their kids play at Mommy-Baby Meetup. One mom is the queen bee and one is here to shake things up. The dad just wants to fit in, and the nanny doesn’t say a word. When catastrophe comes, the five of them have to figure out how to survive a war and each other. MOTHERS examines the primal heartache of raising children in a disintegrating world.
  • Man of God
    A Korean Christian girls’ youth group discovers that their revered pastor has hidden a camera in their hotel bathroom on their mission trip to Bangkok. MAN OF GOD is a funny feminist thriller about that moment when girls realize the male gaze has been watching all along—and decide they’re definitely gonna do something about it.
  • Birds of North America
    John and his daughter Caitlyn are birders. As they scan the skies over their backyard in suburban Maryland looking for elusive birds, years go by. Relationships begin and end. Children grow up and parents age. The climate and the world change in small and vast ways. BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA takes a close look at the relationship of a father and daughter over the course of a decade as they struggle to understand...
    John and his daughter Caitlyn are birders. As they scan the skies over their backyard in suburban Maryland looking for elusive birds, years go by. Relationships begin and end. Children grow up and parents age. The climate and the world change in small and vast ways. BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA takes a close look at the relationship of a father and daughter over the course of a decade as they struggle to understand the parts of one another that defy understanding.
  • Sin Eaters
    Mary is a content moderator, one of the unseen people who scrub our social media feeds of violent, sexual, and otherwise disturbing imagery. As she goes deeper and deeper into the dark rabbit hole of unfiltered human depravity that is the internet, she finds a graphic video that makes her question her relationship, her sanity, and her own capacity for violence. By plunging us into a job where technology meets...
    Mary is a content moderator, one of the unseen people who scrub our social media feeds of violent, sexual, and otherwise disturbing imagery. As she goes deeper and deeper into the dark rabbit hole of unfiltered human depravity that is the internet, she finds a graphic video that makes her question her relationship, her sanity, and her own capacity for violence. By plunging us into a job where technology meets drudgery, SIN EATERS examines how our daily toil transforms us from the outside in.