About

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. 
She 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. 
She was a Visiting Scholar at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, in NY (2015-1016), was a a Visiting Fellow at Harvard (2016-2017), where she is now a Research Associate in the Department of Theater, Dance and Media.

PRIZES AND AWARDS

– Hystrio Prize nomination for Plastic Doll, as one of the three best Italian play for emerging playwrights under 35 (2012).
– Plastic Doll is selected among around 600 plays from women playwrights from all over the world to take part at the WPI – Women Playwrights International – Conference in Cape Town (2015).
– Hystrio Prize for Babel, as best Italian play for emerging playwrights under 35 (2011).
– Babel is selected among 600 plays from women playwrights all over the world to take part at the WPI – Women Playwrights International Conference in Stockholm in (2012).
– All is Filthy in Wonderland is shortlisted at the Riccione Prize, the most prestigious Italian playwriting award in Italy
RESIDENCIES, FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS

  • Yaddo (2016)
  • National Endowment for the Arts (2015)
  • MacDowell Colony Fellow  (2015).
  • Bellagio Residency Fellow, Rockefeller Foundation (2014).
  • Biennale di Venezia (2013)
  • Jiwar Residency Fellow – Barcelona, Spain (2013)
  • Obrador d’Estiu, Sala Beckett, Barcelona (2012)
  • Royal Court Theatre, member of the 20th Residency for International Playwrights (2011)
  • Winner of Moving Up grant for young Italian artists, GAI (2011)