Anthony Lamarr (Anthony Lamarr White) is a journalist, playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. He is a graduate of Taylor County High School in Perry, Florida and the University of Florida College of Journalism.
In 2013, Lamarr entered a deal with Zane’s Strebor Books and Simon & Schuster for two novels he self-published in 2001 and 2008. Our First Love was republished in December 2013. The music-based drama, The Pages We Forget, was named a USA Today “Must-Read Romance” when republished in Dec. 2014. In November 2019, Antmar Books published Lamarr’s third novel, Every Year, Every Christmas, which was inspired by the Luther Vandross’ classic holiday tune, “Every Year, Every Christmas.”
Lamarr’s first play, Calming the Man, was chosen as a 2017-2018 Alliance Theatre Reiser Atlanta Artists Fellowship winner. The play was selected for the 2015 Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival, the 2015 National Black Theatre Festival’s Readers Theatre of New Works, and the 2017 Leimert Park Readers Theatre Festival in Los Angeles.
His second play, The Long Goodbye, a dramedy about a family dealing with loss and the miracle their faith creates, had its world premiere at the Monticello Opera House in collaboration with Florida A & M Univesity Essential Theatre. The play had its Atlanta premiere in December 2018 and a revival in 2019 by the New African Grove Theatre Company. Lamarr has partnered with actress/director Rae Dawn Chong to develop the play as a feature film.
He is also a Florida Press Association Award-winning journalist for the Perry News Herald.