Annie Harrison Elliott

Annie Harrison Elliott

Annie Harrison Elliott is a playwright, screenwriter, and poet living in Atlanta, GA. She is currently a member of the Dramatist Guild and the Writer’s Guild of America. Annie received her B.A. in Creative Writing from Franklin & Marshall College and a Master's Degree from New York University. She additionally studied playwriting at The Einhorn School of the Arts (Primary Stages) and at Hunter College...
Annie Harrison Elliott is a playwright, screenwriter, and poet living in Atlanta, GA. She is currently a member of the Dramatist Guild and the Writer’s Guild of America. Annie received her B.A. in Creative Writing from Franklin & Marshall College and a Master's Degree from New York University. She additionally studied playwriting at The Einhorn School of the Arts (Primary Stages) and at Hunter College.

She has received local and national recognition for her writing including: The 2015 Reiser Artists’ Lab at The Alliance Theater, 2014 Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist status for her play EMPTY ROOMS, The Audience Award for “Best Short Play” at the Midtown International Theatre Festival Short Play Lab (NYC), and a 2014 Ethel Woolson Lab with Working Title Playwrights.

Her plays have been produced, developed, or commissioned in Atlanta by: The Alliance Theatre (in progress), Found Stages Theatre (in progress), Weird Sister’s Theatre Project (in progress), The Atlanta History Center, 7 Stages Curious Encounters (in progress), Georgia Tech University, Working Title Playwrights, The Decatur Arts Festival, Academy Theatre, Onstage Atlanta, and with the Atlanta Fringe Festival.

Her plays have been produced or developed in NYC by: The Drama League, Wide Eyed Productions, Another Urban Riff, The Little Times Square Theater, and The Change You Want to See Gallery.

She is currently writing a SAG-AFTRA web series entitled OFF SUNSET shooting in Los Angeles. Her poems are published by the N/A Literary Journal and Prolog. Her essays on teaching have appeared in The Teaching Artist Journal.

Annie is also passionate about teaching and arts activism. She is the founder of Eyes on the Sky, Arts Learning LLC, the Co-Founder of Atlanta Women in Theatre, and previously served on the board of Working Title Playwrights. She has been a guest artist at Franklin & Marshall College and at Gwinnett College of Georgia, and a teaching artist for The Fulton Theatre. She additionally apprenticed at The New Victory Theatre in the Education Department, where she developed theatre curriculum for young audiences.

Plays

  • Beauty & The Boss
    A comedic feminist dissection of Disney's "Beauty and The Beast."
  • Empty Rooms
    Jennifer, a brilliant coder, is preparing for a conference that could make or break her tech company. But between Sara, the mom re-entering the workforce; Natalie, the whip-smart but underutilized (and unpaid) intern; Frank, the coder-turned-admin in over his head; Margot, the PR specialist called in to reverse an inevitable crisis; and one-sided convos with Ada Lovelace, the world's first (and long-dead)...
    Jennifer, a brilliant coder, is preparing for a conference that could make or break her tech company. But between Sara, the mom re-entering the workforce; Natalie, the whip-smart but underutilized (and unpaid) intern; Frank, the coder-turned-admin in over his head; Margot, the PR specialist called in to reverse an inevitable crisis; and one-sided convos with Ada Lovelace, the world's first (and long-dead) computer programmer, Jennifer has her work cut out for her. Can Jennifer’s revolutionary new program save the company, or will savage rivalries and personal egos destroy everything?

Recommended by Annie Harrison Elliott

  • Ushuaia Blue
    22 Feb. 2019
    This play offers exquisite language and a distinctive voice. The poetic imagery weaved through-out is nothing short of stunning. The story is propelled forward not by a traditional dramatic structure, but by the poetry itself, which I believe speaks to the genius of the piece and its creator. I highly recommend reading and producing this play. It needs to be experienced by a wide audience.