Bexar Naked Playwrights

Rita Anderson

Rita Anderson, a member of ICWP, Dramatists Guild, and ScriptWorks,
has an MFA Creative Writing and an MA Playwriting. A published and
award-winning playwright and poet, Rita went on scholarship to The
O’Neill (CF 2012). Her play,
Frantic is the Carousel, was the 2013
National Partners American Theatre nominee, when she won the
 Kennedy Center’s  Ken Ludwig Playwriting Award for “best body
of work” She’s had nineteen productions (to include NYC, Boston,
Houston, Dallas, Austin, Detroit, Cincinnati—and in London, England
and Paris, France). Early Liberty, internationally published at, is on their “Best Selling Plays” list. She was
appointed to ITN’s Playwrights Advisory Panel, and three one-acts are
available at, but the highlight of her
emerging career so far was sitting on a playwriting panel with Christopher Durang. 

 Rita was poetry editor of the literary publication at University of New Orleans, and her debut chapbook, The Entropy of Rocketman, is published with Finishing Line Press (January 15, 2016). Rita won the Houston Poetry Festival, the Gerreighty Prize, the Robert F. Gibbons Poetry Award, the Cheyney Award, and an award from the Academy of American Poets. Her poems have been published in Spoon River Poetry Review, EVENT Magazine (British Columbia), Ellipsis, The Longleaf Pine (The Midwood Press), DLC Literary Journal, Cahoodaloodaling, The Blueshift Journal, Blotterature, Words Work, Transcendence, PHIction, Persona (50th Anniversary Edition), The Artful Mind, Di-Verse-City: An Austin Poetry Anthology, Inflight Magazine (Paper Plane Pilots Publishing), The Stardust Gazette, and Explorations (University of Alaska Press). Contact Rita at