Tita Anntares

​Hi, I have written three full length plays: since 2013: VEILS OF JUSTICE,  BREW (And a 30 minute version "EVICT THIS") 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 titled "Closets")


(New revised draft)


2016 Writers Digest Contest for Drama

Semi-Finalist, Bridge Initiative

*(previously titled "Embers of Tent City")


Dramatists Guild (Certificate Program)

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 Courses: I’ve been fortunate to take excellent writing workshops led by playwrights, directors and dramaturges who are also gifted teachers, including (most recent first):

Courses led by Playwrights: (most recent first)

  • Dramatists Guild: John Dietrich (Architecture of Musicals), Joanie Drago (Writing Satire), Gary Garrison (Architecture of Political Plays), Christine Toy Johnson (Acting for Playwrights), Andrea Lepcio (Revision), Michele Lowe (Revision), Matthew Paul Oleos (Writing Dialogue),  ​Austin Pendleton (Advanced seminar on revision); Scene Design Seminar for Playwrights led by three designers - sets, costumes, lighting;  Playwright as CEO seminar on finance and marketing by DG lawyers and DGI's Tari Stratton)
  • Bob Ost (TRU workshops and panels)
  • Winter Miller (online workshop from Playwrights Center, Minneapolis)
  • Rogelio Martinez (Primary Stages ESPA)
  • Jackie Sibblies Drury (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: 

  • Script Analysis: Gwyn MacDonald, ​Sam's Rabble, through DGI's Plays in Progress program; Kareem Fahmy, Veils of Justice through Maia Directors)
  • TRUonline.org - all workshops with producers/directors except ones on musicals
  • 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;
  • Courses by dramaturgs Collette Brooks; Syd Fields; Steve Kaplan, Robert McKee; John Truby

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

"When Theatre Turns Audiences Into Activists"  https://howlround.com/when-theatre-turns-audiences-activists

“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)

Candidate for Dramatists Guild Certificate (almost all credits completed)


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