Calley Anderson

Calley Anderson

CALLEY ANDERSON is an up-and-coming playwright from Memphis, Tennessee. Her ten-minute plays have received five festival productions to date (Emerald Theatre Company, TN 2016; Pride Theater at Chandler, VT 2017; Stable Cable Lab Co., NY 2017; InVersion Theatre, NY 2018; Fade to Black Fest, TX 2018). Anderson is a graduate of Davidson College, where she received her BA in English with a Concentration in Film and...
CALLEY ANDERSON is an up-and-coming playwright from Memphis, Tennessee. Her ten-minute plays have received five festival productions to date (Emerald Theatre Company, TN 2016; Pride Theater at Chandler, VT 2017; Stable Cable Lab Co., NY 2017; InVersion Theatre, NY 2018; Fade to Black Fest, TX 2018). Anderson is a graduate of Davidson College, where she received her BA in English with a Concentration in Film and Media Studies and currently attends The New School - School of Drama. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and was a finalist for the 2017-2018 Many Voices Fellowship. She is also one of thirteen Memphis Hub fellows of the Salzburg Global Seminar's Forum for Young Cultural Innovators.

Plays

  • Everyone But Us
    In the world just beyond a mirror's reflection, five co-workers try their best to do their jobs well: be a voice in someone's head and make them happy. But what happens when the world outside the mirror blends with the world inside it?
  • Collective Empathy Formation from 1968 and 2018
    Five research study participants gather in a conference room. Their task appears simple and straight-forward: select 10 events from the year 1968 that they feel impacted the nation’s conscious and view of empathy. What transpires is a reflection of what is seen, heard, and missed when history, memory, and living bodies must merge in unflinching ways.
  • The Julies: A Kinda Sorta Adaptation of Strindberg's Miss Julie
    Six actors and one narrator take us through a meta-theatrical journey that asks an essential question of August Strindberg's classic: who is Miss Julie? Set in multiple time periods and locations in the United States, The Julies is an attempt to push adaptation further and create more space for questions than interpretations or answers.
  • Trick or Treat?
    There's a cultural touchstone in Black America that, if you see another Black person running, you follow without question. But what happens after you've followed? Where do you run? What do you discover? Trick or Treat? gives comedic answers to those questions while highlighting the realities of what it means to be a Black man in America.
  • Carousel
    Does a spark always start a fire, or can it die out?
    In this 10-minute play, two young men engage in a tête-à-tête about truth, self, and love at a lonely airport baggage claim.