Annie PulsipherAnnie Pulsipher

Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize | 2017

Annie Pulsipher started her career as youth playwright working with the Liberty Park Players and writing and performing short plays for the Salt Lake City Arts Festival. She then received her BA at Brigham Young University with a minor in Playwriting (and Spanish, and Environmental Studies, and History) and a major in Indecisiveness (i.e. Humanities). Her thesis play VOODOO YOU DO won the Mayhew Playwriting Award and was selected for Production in the 2013 season of South Jordon’s Kensington Theatre Company.  She’s had readings and productions of her work with groups including New York’s Midtown International Theatre Festival, ARTS New Works Tri-State, and the Kennedy Center through KCACTF. Her screenplay, THE GLOWING GENE, won the 2017 Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize and a grant for additional development from the Tribeca Film Institute. She’s currently at Carnegie Mellon University working on a MFA in Dramatic Writing under Rob Handel.

As a stage and screenwriter Annie aims to create work that centers on the darkly funny, pulpy realities of being human. Specifically a human with the luck of being born in a female body. Work where “strong female characters” aren’t just token women able to play with the boys, but where un-dainty female desire demands center stage and gets to be as funny or gross (or both) as she pleases.

The Glowing Gene

Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize | 2017