​Tita Anntares has written three full length plays: VEILS OF JUSTICE,  EMBERS OF TENT CITY and SAM'S RABBLE. All inspired by actual events and people who took action for fairness for others at risk to themselves. She is looking for the right audiences for the first two and re-haulting the third.  She has 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 in contests for VEILS OF JUSTICE*:

  • Winner of 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


Memberships: 

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:

https://newplayexchange.org/users/6479/tita-anntares


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)

  • 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: 

  • 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.


Dramaturgs: 

  • 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)

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