Anya Pearson

Anya Pearson is an award-winning actress, playwright, poet, screenwriter, producer, and activist. The inaugural winner of the $10,000 Voice is a Muscle Grant (Corporeal Voices Foundation), she is the author of the plays: Made to Dance in Burning Buildings (showcase: Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, World Premiere: Shaking the Tree Theatre), The Killing Fields (2018 Orphic Commission), and The Measure of Innocence (2019 Problem Play Project Commission, World Premiere: Bag&Baggage). Anya was a finalist for the 2019 National Black Theatre’s I Am Soul Playwriting Residency. Her best production is her 7-year-old daughter, Aidee, who can be seen, most nights, trying to circumvent bedtime by asking deep philosophical questions like: “When are we going to see the world? When is my life going to truly begin?”