Annalise Cain

Playwright. Actor. 


I believe in stretching my audiences.

I believe the theater to be a communal empathetic exercise.  

I believe in being unapologetically political.

I believe in the representation of women, LGBTQIA+, people of color and neurodiverse folks onstage.

I believe in jokes.

I believe in tearing down that fourth wall tout suite!

I believe in bringing people back to themselves. 

I believe in defending nuance.

I believe in the presence of love, especially when surrounded by all the hatred and profanity our world has to offer.

Photo by Erica Huang.

Photo by Erica Huang.


Hailing from the backwoods of Western Massachusetts, Annalise Cain is a playwright, actor and meme-enthusiast. She recently graduated from Boston University with a BFA in Theater Arts, which is pretty cool! In 2016, Annalise cofounded the Clementine Collective, a theater collective dedicated to producing new, neglected works and connecting young artists. Her work has been developed with the Tribe Theater Company and Playhouse on Park. In 2018, What Screams was a semifinalist for the O'Neill Playwrights Conference. 



HURRY UP AND WAIT in Theatre For All Short Play Readings!

This coming weekend, Hurry Up and Wait will be read as a part of Queens Theatre’s Theatre For All Short Play Readings. Check out the Broadway World press release for more info!


NEW WORLD, NEW ME now live!

As writers and performers, Annalise and her collaborators, Erica Huang and Bram Xu, have been working on a brand new podcast about two former college roommates and their space shuttle! The first episode is now available on Apple Podcasts, or on Podbean!



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