Anya Reiss

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Anya Reiss
Born (1991-11-27) 27 November 1991 (age 25)
Camberwell, London
Occupation Playwright
Nationality British

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Anya Reiss (born 1991 in London) is a British playwright.[1]

The youngest writer to have a play staged in London, a graduate of the Royal Court's Young Writers Programme, she had her first play Spur of the Moment staged there in the Upstairs Jerwood Theatre in July 2010, directed by Jeremy Herrin. The play went on to win the 2010 TMA Award for Best New Play; the Evening Standard and the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright.

Her second play The Acid Test was staged in 2011, again at the Royal Court Theatre; it was directed by Simon Godwin.

In 2012, she adapted Chekhov's The Seagull for Southwark Playhouse. She also wrote a play for the National Theatre's Connections season called Forty Five Minutes.

In 2014, so far she has written fourteen episodes of EastEnders.



  1. ^ "Anya Reiss", Playwright Profile, 2010