T. Anntares

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​Hi, I have written three full length plays: since 2013: VEILS OF JUSTICE,  EMBERS OF TENT CITY and SAM'S RABBLE - plus short plays. All inspired by actual events and people who took action for fairness for others at risk to themselves. I am looking for the right audiences for each play. I would also like to use readings, pro bono, to raise awareness and funds for organizations working for fairness in areas related to one or more of the plays.

I have also written  two screenplays: BELLY UP and FEAR & LONGING as well as several one-acts, ... and a puppet show, 'ASTRONUT' MEETS A SPACE MONSTER.. 

Awards & Placements


  • One of three Staged Readings in TRU Voices Reading Series (Theater Resources Unlimited - www.TRUonline.org)
  • Winner, WildSounds, Drama
  • Finalist, MT Works Newborn;
  • Semi-Finalist, Ashland New Plays Festival;
  • Honorable Mention, Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation for plays about actual events that position LGBT life in positive ways. 
  • Phase 2, Sundance Theatre Lab

*Early drafts with different titles


2017 MoonDance International Film Festival, Winner, Stage Play


2016 Writers Digest Contest for Drama

Semi-Finalist, Bridge Initiative


Dramatists Guild

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)

Writers Guild of America/east (associate)

Playwrights Center: https://pwcenter.org/profile/ann-tares

National New Play Network - New Play Exchange:


Apprenticeships and Workshops: I’ve been fortunate to take excellent writing workshops with playwrights, directors and dramaturgs who are also gifted teachers, including (most recent first):

Workshops led by Playwrights: (most recent first)

  • Christine Toy Johnson (Dramatists Guild Institute)
  • Michele Lowe (Dramatists Guild Institute)
  • Bob Ost (TRU workshops and panels)
  • Winter Miller (online workshop from Playwrights Center, Minneapolis)
  • Rogelio Martinez (Primary Stages ESPA)
  • Jackie Sibblies Dreary (NY Theatre Workshop)
  • Emily Mann (Playwrighting Lab at SUNY Stonybrook-Southhampton Writers Conference)
  • Arthur Giron (Ensemble Studio Theatre)
  • Neal Bell (Playwrights Horizons)

Directors and Producers: 

  • Gwyn MacDonald, Script Analysis of ​Sam's Rabble, through DGI's Plays in Progress program
  • TRUonline.org - all workshops with producers/directors except ones on musicals
  • Mentorship with Frank Zuback, FZ Productions/TRU Voices Reading Series
  • Play development workshops with directors Anne Bogart and Travis Preston (both at Playwrights Horizons) and producer Alex Cohen (in a New School University  workshop.) 
  • David Dowd, director and coach.


  • Hal Croasmun's online courses - 6-month Pro Series and 14-month Master Screenwriting Class  at screenwritingu.com;
  • Workshops by dramaturgs Collette Brooks; Syd Fields; John Truby; Robert McKee.

Articles (print and online) - about merging playwriting structure into what otherwise might be boring training programs:

“Lights, Cell Phone, Action!” about an onsite simulation to develop awareness of self-esteem issues for senior professionals and emerging executives at Memorial Sloan Kettering . Training Magazine http://www.trainingmag.com/content/soapbox-lights-cell-phone-action
“A.D.D.I.E. Meets the Kirkpatrick Four: A Three Act Play” a humorous article about a heavy topics - the basics of instructional design and development and the need to consider evaluation at the beginning of the process. Learning Solutions Magazine - e-Learning Guild http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/187/addie-meets-the-kirkpatrick-four-a-3-act-play
“Getting Real Results: How to Add Dramatic Power to Your e-Learning”   - ways to develop simulations by integrating the four-step training method with elements of game theory (goal, rules, chance, variables and constants) and the core structure of a play. Based on online management development simulation for UBS/PaineWebber. Learning Solutions Magazine - e-Learning Guild  https://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/232/getting-real-results-how-to-add-dramatic-power-to-your-e-learning/pageall

“Always Interactive” (originally published by MultiMedia Producer Magazine as “Computer As Hearth”) about a storyteller who gathers listeners around his laptop computer screen. http://www.nextexit.com/dap/woc/hearth.html.

Memberships:  e-Learning Guild;  ATD (Association for Talent Development)