Annie Weisman is a Los Angeles-based playwright whose play Hold Please was produced by the Working Theatre in New York in February 2003, after premiering at South Coast Rep in September 2001. Her play Be Aggressive premiered at La Jolla Playhouse in July 2001, and went on to productions at Dallas Theatre Center, Chicago's Rivenden Theatre, Austin's State Theatre, and others. Be Aggressive is published in Smith and Kraus' Best Plays of 2001 and by Dramatists Play Service, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Ms. Weisman's latest play, A Totally Meaningful Ritual, is a commission for A.S.K. Theatre Projects in Los Angeles, and has received developmental support from Manhattan Theatre Club and the Sundance Theatre Lab. She has received an NEA/TCG grant to develop a new play with South Coast Rep, and is working on new play commissions for the Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, and Trinity Rep. She has written two teleplays for HBO. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, and a graduate of Williams College.