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.
Anderson won the 2019 Tribeca Film Institute Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize for his screenplay James Thomas Thinks the Earth is Flat, which was also the recipient of a 2018 Sloan Screenwriting Grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He’s been 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 other subjects through A-List Education, Cohen Math Prep, private tutoring, 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.