Amy Gijsbers van Wijk is a queer, first-generation American playwright from Pasadena, Texas, now based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the 2018/19 Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation Playwrights Program recipient for her play, DIRTY DIRTY (2019 O'Neill semi-finalist). She was recently a semi-finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, a two-time O'Neill semi-finalist, and a finalist for PlayPenn. Her work has been developed with The Flea, Pipeline Theatre Company, Fresh Ground Pepper, New Light Theatre Project, Pride Film & Plays (Chicago) and elsewhere. Her play feminine octagon [or, aristotle can eat me] completed a sold-out workshop run at the LPAC Rough Draft Festival in March 2019. She is a New Georges affiliated artist, and a current member of Project Y Theatre's Playwrights Group. BA, Brooklyn College under Erin Courtney. MFA, Carnegie Mellon University under Rob Handel.
Amy has also written about robots in theatre for American Theatre magazine, and for the online performance journal Culturebot. Outside of writing plays, Amy has been a guest lecturer at NYU/Playwrights Horizons, taught playwriting with EPIC Plays, Writopia Labs, the New South Young Playwrights Festival at Horizon Theatre in Atlanta, and at Carnegie Mellon University during her MFA candidacy.