Amy Gijsbers van Wijk is a queer, first-generation American playwright from Pasadena, Texas. She has been a recent finalist for PlayPenn, as well as a semi-finalist for both the Bay Area Playwrights Festival and O'Neill Conference. Her plays have been developed at The Flea, Theatre for A New City, Dixon Place, The Tank, and elsewhere, and with companies such as Fresh Ground Pepper, Pipeline, Red Caravan, Stable Cable Lab Co, New Light Theatre Project, Upstream Artists Collective, and others. She is a Tank TV Pilot Group member, and was a member of Pipeline Theatre Company's 2017-18 PlayLab, an affiliate of The Beehive Collective, and one of five makers selected for the inaugural Sequin Makers Retreat. She has previously made theatre with an Oculus Rift, written a play for a robot, and served as a News Lab Intern 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 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. She is the Manager of Artistic Development for Pipeline Theatre Company.
She is currently seeking representation.