Anna Ziegler

Actually

ACTUALLY at The Geffen Playhouse
Photo by Chris Whitaker
ACTUALLY at The Geffen Playhouse
Photo by Chris Whitaker
ACTUALLY at The Geffen Playhouse
Photo by Chris Whitaker
ACTUALLY at The Geffen Playhouse
Photo by Chris Whitaker
“Gripping. The characters are beautifully rendered and complex... A beautifully acted character study destined to trigger discussion.”

— The Los Angeles Times

plot synopsis

“Every single thing leads to everything else…” Amber and Tom, finding their way as freshmen at Princeton, spend a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but consent is foggy, and if unspoken, can it be called consent? Actually investigates gender and race politics, our crippling desire to fit in, and the three sides to every story.

recent and upcoming productions

The Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, 2017 (Directed by Tyne Rafaeli)
The Williamstown Theatre Festival, 2017 (Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz)
The Manhattan Theatre Club, 2017 (Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz)

more press

“GO! Smart and penetrating…A top-notch narrative that travels beyond the hot-button issue of date rape it tackles. The characters…are as finely etched as in a good novel, and as satisfying.” – LA Weekly

“Richly layered…its characters crafted with compassion, intelligence and insight…Ziegler writes dialogue that is equal parts humor and poignancy…It is not to be missed.” – Theatermania

“Leaves the audience exhilarated by the intellectual stimulation, the visceral wrenching, and, more objectively speaking, the burning intelligence of the theatermakers, from writer through designers to two gifted actors.” – Arts in LA

“Anna Ziegler’s compelling new two-hander features strong performances and nuanced writing.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“[A] darkly comedic, compellingly dramatic look at sex, race, gender and booze…riveting throughout…Edgy, thought-and-laugh-provoking, and never less than absorbing, Actually is as button-pushing a play as you’re likely to see all year.” – StageSceneLA.com

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