14 Facts About Annie Baker


Annie Baker was born on April 1981 and is an American playwright and teacher who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her play The Flick.


Baker's family lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when Baker was born, but soon moved to Amherst, Massachusetts, where she grew up and where her father, Conn Nugent, was an administrator for the Five Colleges consortium and her mother Linda Baker was a psychology doctoral student.


Annie Baker graduated from the Department of Dramatic Writing at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.


Annie Baker earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in playwriting from Brooklyn College in 2009.


Annie Baker is married to Nico Baumbach, with whom she has one child.


In October and November 2010, three Boston theatre companies produced Annie Baker's three plays that are set in the fictional town of Shirley, Vermont: Circle Mirror Transformation, produced by the Huntington Theatre Company, Body Awareness, produced by SpeakEasy Stage Company, and The Aliens, produced by Company One.


Annie Baker teaches playwriting at New York University, Barnard College, and in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton.


Annie Baker is on the faculty of the Rita and Burton Goldberg MFA in Playwriting program of Hunter College.


In July 2017, Annie Baker was among 60 artists who signed an open letter organized by the group Adalah-NY that called on Lincoln Center to cancel performances of a play sponsored by the Israeli government and based on novel by David Grossman.


Annie Baker's works are not for those who want easy, A-leads-to-B plots, and spoon-fed meanings.


Annie Baker was one of seven playwrights selected to participate in the 2008 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab.


Annie Baker was a New York Public Library 2015 Cullman Center Fellow and worked on a play about Benedictine monks.


Annie Baker is a MacDowell Colony Fellow taking residence in 2009 and 2014.


Annie Baker has been named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow, which has a monetary amount of $625,000 over a five-year period.