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 & Victoria Ross Foundation Playwrights Program winner for her play DIRTY DIRTY, which is also a current O’Neill Conference semi-finalist. In 2016, she was a semi-finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the O’Neill, and a finalist for PlayPenn. Her plays have been developed with The Flea, Fresh Ground Pepper, Pipeline Theatre Company, LPAC Rough Draft Festival, New Light Theatre Project, and others. She is a New Georges affiliated artist. She has previously made theatre with an Oculus Rift, written a play for a robot, and interned at Houston Public Radio. 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 Writopia Labs, the New South Young Playwrights Festival at Horizon Theatre in Atlanta, and at Carnegie Mellon University as an MFA candidate.