Ana Candida Carneiro
Playwright / Scholar / Educator
Visiting Artist in Playwriting - Amherst College
Founding and Artistic Director - Babel Theater Project
Ana Cândida Carneiro is an award-winning, published playwright from Brazil and Italy. She was born in São Paulo, and immigrated to Italy in early youth, where she lived for the last 15 years, before moving to the USA in 2015. She writes in Portuguese, Italian and English, and her works were presented in Italy, England, France, Sweden, Finland, Monaco and South Africa, in theaters such as the Piccolo Teatro and the National Theatre of Nice.
Ana has a degree in Law and has accomplished academic studies in English, Brazilian and Italian Literature. She has a conservatory degree in playwriting from the Civica Scuola d’Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi, in Milan, and attended workshops with authors such as Simons Stephens, Martin Crimp, Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, and the composer Kalheiz Stockhausen. She holds PhD in Theatre Studies from the Catholic University in Milan focusing on innovative contemporary playwriting techniques.
Ana was a Visiting Scholar at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, in NY (2015-1016), was a a Visiting Fellow at Harvard (2016-2017), in the Department of Theater, Dance and Media, and is now a Visiting Artist in Playwriting at Amherst College.
Prizes and Awards
Member of the Kenyon Review Playwrights’ Conference - June, 2018
Playlab unit member at Company One, Boston - Jan, 2018
Words without Borders, 1st place in radio play contest for That Deep Ocean… Dec, 2016
Women Playwrights International Conference (WPIC), selected reading, play Plastic Doll, Cape Town, South Africa - July, 2015
Hystrio Prize nomination, play Plastic Doll, category emerging playwrights under 35, Italy - May, 2012
Women Playwrights International Conference (WPIC), selected reading, play Babel, Stockholm, Sweden - Aug, 2012
Hystrio Prize, play Babel, category of emerging playwrights under 35, Italy - June, 2011
Riccione Prize nomination, play All is Filthy in Wonderland (most prestigious playwriting award in Italy) - Dec, 2009
Developmental reading – Kenyon Playwrights Conference – Kenyon OH
Stage reading at 10th IWPC – International Women Playwrights Conference – Cape Town, South Africa (2015).
Stage reading at Elfo Puccini Theatre – Milan, Italy (2011).
Stage reading in READ Festival – Helsinki, Finland (2014).
Stage reading in Tramedautore Festival – Piccolo Teatro – Milan, Italy (2013).
Listen, Free adaptation of the play’s monologues directed by Sabrina Sinatti, Zona K, Milan, Italy (2013).
Stage reading at ITC Theatre – Bologna, Italy (2013).
Stage reading at Riksteatern – Stockholm, Sweden (2012).
Stage reading at Elfo Puccini Theater – Milan, Italy (2011).
That deep ocean...,
Full-production at the Extensions Festival for contemporary music –Ville Juif, France (2011).
Full-production at the National Theatre of Nice – Nice, France (2011).
Sounds for a Digital Forest
Stage reading at Theatr Lliure – Barcelona, within the review “New plays for a time of terror” – V Obrador d’Estiu – Sala Beckett (2011).
PAC – Contemporary Arts Pavilion, Fabrica dell’Uomo Festival – Milan, Italy (2009).
contribution in collective performance
Even rats can tap dance
Stage reading at the Royal Court theatre – London, UK (2008).
All is filthy in Wonderland
Production at Paolo Grassi Academy of Dramatic Arts – Milan, Italy (2007)
Alcestis in Town
Full-production at Alessandrini Park – Milan, Italy (2004).
Full-production at Teatro Arena, São Paulo, Brazil (1999).
Residencies, Fellowships, Grants
Center of Humanistic Studies Grant, Amherst College, The Stranger and the City Project - Sept, 2019
Mass Humanities Grant for Her Story Is project - Sept, 2019
Recipient of Mass Cultural Council Grant for The Stranger and the City - May, 2019
Recipient of the Opportunity Fund from the City of Boston Arts & Culture - Sept, 2018
Grant from Women Playwrights International - Aug, 2018
Grant from Kenyon College to take part in the Kenyon Review Playwrights Conference - June, 2018
Yaddo Artist Fellow - May, 2016
National Endowment for the Arts Fellow - May, 2015
MacDowell Colony Fellow - April, 2015
Bellagio Residency Fellow, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy - June, 2014
Jiwar Residency Fellow, Barcelona, Spain - Dec, 2013
Biennale di Venezia Theatre Academy Fellow, Venice, Italy - Aug, 2013
Obrador d’Estiu Fellow, Sala Beckett, Barcelona, Spain - July, 2011
The Royal Court Theatre, 20th Residency for International Playwrights - July, 2009
Winner of Moving Up grant for emerging Italian artists - July, 2009