Alanna Coby is a playwright, teaching artist and performer based in New York. Alanna's work has been celebrated by the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Award, the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, the Jane Chambers Award for Excellence in Feminist Playwriting, and The Civilians, and her work supported through workshops and residences with the Alliance Theatre, Mabou Mines, The Drama League, Catskill Mountain Shakespeare, ShoutOut Saugerties, Dixon Place, SITI Company, The Brick, and IRT Theater. She is a proud founding member of The Syndicate, an ensemble theatre company that produces new plays by women, queer and trans+ artists, and she is also the creator of Cooking Rage, a satire cooking blog, and Ugly Comics, a comic series about the creative process. Alanna has taught playwriting at Sarah Lawrence College and the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute and is currently a grant writer/development consultant for YWCA Ulster County and One Whale's Tale.
Alanna holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU, class of 2021, where she was the recipient of a Tisch Graduate Award Scholarship and the Dalio Family Merit Scholarship. BA Sarah Lawrence College, 2008.
For more information, feel free to reach out at alanna.coby [@] gmail.com.