Anne Negri is a K-8 Drama Specialist in the Evanston/Skokie District 65 public schools of Illinois. She is a graduate of Arizona State University’s MFA program in Theatre for Youth. She earned her BA in Theatre, French, and K-12 Education from Ripon College in Ripon, WI. Her play, With Two Wings, published by Dramatic Publishing, received the 2014 American Alliance for Theatre and Education Distinguished Play Award, the 2010 Kennedy Center ACTF-Theatre for Young Audiences Award, was a finalist in the Bonderman Playwriting for Youth Symposium, and has been produced nationally (Childsplay, Northwestern University, The Growing Stage) and internationally (Theatre or Company? Ma in Japan). Other plays include Girls Who Wear Glasses, Cave Boys, The JunGirl Book, Maddi's Fridge, and The Dancing Dog! Negri collaborates frequently with Northwestern University’s Purple Crayon Players and is a three-time participant in their annual PlayGround Festival of Fresh Work. Purple Crayon Players presented a full production of With Two Wings and in 2016, they commissioned Robin's Hood to tour the Evanston/Skokie schools.