Anderson Cook is a writer and educator located in Brooklyn, NY. His plays and musicals have been seen at venues like (le) poisson rouge, The Boston Conservatory, Dixon Place, the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, and comedy clubs, bar backrooms, and rooftops across the city.
He is the recipient of a 2018 Sloan Screenwriting Grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a finalist for the Echo Theatre’s National Young Playwright and a semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Center’s 2019 New Play Conference. Anderson and his writing partner Amanda D’Archangelis were the winners of the 2017 NMI New Voices Contest, co-sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering. His writing is published in The Best Men’s Stage Monologues of 2018 (Smith & Kraus).
He teaches creative & expository writing, standardized test prep, and private tutoring to students ranging from middle school to the undergraduate level at Writopia Lab, A-List Education, Cohen Math Prep, and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Anderson works as a volunteer mentor and editor for the PEN America Prison Writing Program.
He holds a BFA and MFA in dramatic writing from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama, and is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Workshop. He’s currently developing a punk-hardcore musical based on the life of abolitionist John Brown, and a pilot based on his play Origen.