A mild-mannered veterinarian by day runs a radical feminist cabal neutering rapists at night.
Alanna Nemzoff CobyWriter
Project Type:Television Script
Number of Pages:35
Country of Origin:United States
Jane Chambers Award for Excellence in Feminist Playwriting
June 1, 2022
Finalist, best play
Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting AwardAtlanta, Georgia
February 1, 2021
O'Neill National Playwriting ConferenceConnecticut
January 1, 2021
Alanna Coby is a playwright, television writer, and teaching artist 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.
I write for women who are confused, women who are upset, and women who have been told their entire lives that women are not funny. I use humor in my work because it's my favorite way to enter into conversations about these extremely difficult social topics without bumming everyone out. I also think that the only way to entice most people into listening to a woman is to make them laugh until they cry.