Spread the Love: Spread the Love: Anonymous by Anonymous

Written by Craig Mason

This week we spread the love for Anonymous, a wonderful play by… well, an anonymous author. Recorded live against a stark white wall in an anonymous location.


Welcome to this week’s Spread the Love. This week we’re talking about Anonymous by Anonymous. This play is about teenagers feeling anonymous and invisible and what it takes to become someone. Someone with a story. The playwright felt so strongly about this theme that they chose to remain anonymous, and no it’s not me, to let the play speak for itself. Craig, what do you love about Anonymous?

I think a lot of teenagers can identify with the themes in Anonymous. The feeling of going through life anonymously. How you can know a lot of people and a lot of people can know you but only a select few, if any, know the true you. Get a feeling of the complete picture. Know your true thoughts, your true hopes, your true dreams. The writing is vivid and poetic. It’s a really wonderful ensemble piece. Lindsay, what do you love about Anonymous?

This play is a journey. It’s a journey on how to become a specific human being, and how to make that OK in a high school situation. That is such a valuable theme. When Craig and I started work on this Spread the Love we were really wowed again by this play. It’s complex. It’s not a one sentence sound bite. And I’ll tell you this too, when we take Anonymous to conferences, it’s one of the plays that consistently sells out at the table. And it’s students who buy the play. That’s it for Spread the Love.

About the author

Craig Mason