Anna Fishbeyn is an actor, writer, director and filmmaker. She wrote and starred in Happy Hour Feminism, a comedy talk show where men experience what it means to be a woman in today’s society. For her work on Happy Hour Feminism, Anna has won for Best Leading Actress, Best Screen Writer, Best Web Series, and Women Filmmakers. The series has been officially selected at over 17 film festivals. War of the Dads, the fourth episode, has won for best web series at the Moondance International Film Festival, Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, and for best short comedy at the World Cinema Festival Berlin.
Most recently, Anna directed Love Bathroom, a short film that was selected at the Big Apple Film Festival and The Action on Film Festival. She also wrote, directed and starred in Invisible Alice, a short bilingual film with musical performances filmed at the Metropolitan Room.
Her play, My Stubborn Tongue, has played off-Broadway at the New Ohio Theatre, NY, and on West End at Soho Theatre, London.
The Huffington Post called My Stubborn Tongue a “wild ride…Anna has triumphed.” The play was recommended by The London Evening Standard, and the Female Arts, UK said, “Fishbeyn has a huge personality…she sings both American and Russian songs with gusto…brilliant…4 Stars.” The Jewish Standard stated that Fishbeyn “has a thrilling singing voice and strong comedic impersonation skills.”
Anna Fishbeyn’s first play, Sex in Mommyville, was called “comic genius,” by WCBS Radio, recommended by Bloomberg News, compared to Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” by Jewish Week, and described as “shattering all the myths around women” by the Huffington Post.
Her novel, The Matrimonial Flirtations of Emma Kaulfield, is forthcoming from Arcade Books in May 2017, and has been described as “idiosyncratic, inventive, and ornate…a la Tolstoy…a compelling new voice,” by the Kirkus Review.