Anna Ziegler

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Anna Ziegler
Brooklyn, New York, United States
OccupationPoet, playwright
EducationYale University
University of East Anglia
New York University

Anna Ziegler is an American playwright.

She was educated at Saint Ann's School, studied English at Yale University, earned an MA in poetry from the University of East Anglia in 2002, and an MFA in dramatic writing from New York University in 2004.[1][2]

In 2015, Ziegler’s play Photograph 51, about the part played by Rosalind Franklin in the discovery of the structure of DNA, was staged in London’s West End, with Nicole Kidman in the role of Franklin.[3] Kidman won The Evening Standard Award for Best Actress for her performance.[4]

In The New York Times, in 2015, Ziegler was described as "newly (and justly) hot" and her writing as "lyrical...[with] a luminous beauty."[5]


  • Actually (2017)[6] – co world-premiere productions at The Geffen Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Manhattan Theatre Club, 2017[7]
  • Another Way Home (2011)[8]
  • BFF (2007)[9]
  • Boy (2015)[10]—nominee for 2016 Outer Critics Circle John Gassner award
  • A Delicate Ship (2015)[11]
  • Dov and Ali (2008)[12]
  • The Last Match (2015)[13] – production at Roundabout Theatre Company, Fall 2017[14]
  • Life Science (2007)
  • The Minotaur (2018)[15]
  • Photograph 51 (2008)[16]—winner 2016 WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Play


  1. ^ Soloski, Alexis. "From Nicole Kidman to 'A Delicate Ship,' a Big Season for the Playwright Anna Ziegler". New York Times. New York Times. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  2. ^ Engebrecht, Julie (30 March 2014). "'Delicate Ship' playwright has heart of a poet". Cincinnati Enquirer. The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  3. ^ Billington, Michael (14 September 2015). "Photograph 51 review – Nicole Kidman captures the ecstasy of scientific discovery". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Evening Standard article".
  5. ^ Isherwood, Charles (28 August 2015). "Review: 'A Delicate Ship' Plumbs the What-ifs of Love and Heartbreak".
  6. ^ "Playbill article".
  7. ^ Shea, Christopher (23 March 2017). "Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Two New Plays by Women".
  8. ^ "Review: 'Another Way Home' at San Francisco's Magic Theatre". Retrieved 2015-10-07.
  9. ^ "Openings and Previews". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2015-10-07.
  10. ^ Editors, American Theatre. "Keen Company to Present a World-Premiere Kilroy Play". AMERICAN THEATRE. Retrieved 2015-10-07.
  11. ^ Isherwood, Charles (2015-08-28). "Review: 'A Delicate Ship' Plumbs the What-ifs of Love and Heartbreak". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2015-10-07.
  12. ^ "Theatre review: Dov and Ali at Theatre 503". Retrieved 2015-10-07.
  13. ^ "The Last Match Press Page". Archived from the original on 2015-09-27. Retrieved 2015-10-07.
  14. ^ "Roundabout Website". Archived from the original on 2017-03-19.
  15. ^ Ziegler, Anna (2018). The minotaur. New York, NY: Dramatists Play Service Inc. ISBN 0822238233. OCLC 1053611329.
  16. ^ Flatow, Ira (5 November 2010). "Scientist Gets Her Due in 'Photograph 51'". NPR. National Public Radio. Retrieved 27 August 2015.