Anne recently completed the UCLA School of Film’s Professional Program in screenwriting. Her very first feature script, BOOK CLUB WARS, was both a Semifinalist for the 2019 Academy Nicholl Fellowship and a Second Round Pick for the 2019 Austin Film Festival.
As a playwright, Anne's full length plays include Lineage, Artifice, First Chill, Skirts, Dark Holidays and Death, Sex & Elves.
Flanagan's work has been produced and/or developed at the Bloomington Playwrights Project, The Blank Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theater LA, Georgetown Theater Co, Hudson Guild, 2Cents Theatre Co., Rogue Machine Theatre, Jennerstown Playhouse, MCT Theater, Dayton Playhouse,Theater Suburbia, Hobo Junction, Theatre InspiraTO, Antaeus Theatre, Ohio Wesleyan University, Waiuku Theater of New Zealand, Grey Wellington Theatre Guild and Crack the Glass among other venues.
Anne has won the BPP/Reva Shiner Comedy Award, the Julie Harris/Janet and Maxwell Salter Playwrights Award, the McLaren Memorial Comedy Award, the Mountain Playhouse Comedy Award and the Playwright's Theater "Plays for the 21st Century" Award among other prizes/honors.
Publications include Artifice (Dramatic), Skirts (The Eddy), Best Women's Stage Monologues (Smith & Kraus), Best Contemporary Monologues (Applause), Best 5 Minute Plays (Smith & Kraus), 222 More Comedy Monologues (Smith & Kraus), Later Chapters (Applause) and From The Heart; Vol. II (JAC.)
Residencies include the Kennedy Center Playwright's Intensive (Gary Garrison; Director), South Hampton Writer's Conference (Stephen Adly Guirgis; Moderator) and the Kenyon College Playwrights Conference (Wendy MacLeod; Artistic Director.)
Anne has worked as an actor, inner city school teacher, private investigator and nude model - none of which were as exciting as one might think. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Theater Communications Group, Phi Beta Kappa, LAFPI, ICWP, SAG-AFTRA and AAA.