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 Princess Grace semi-finalist & O'Neill semi-finalist). She has recently been 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. She is an alumni of Pipeline’s PlayLab and Project Y’s Playwrights Group. Her play feminine octagon [or, aristotle can eat me] recently completed a sold-out workshop run at the LPAC Rough Draft Festival in March 2019 (directed by Anne Cecelia DeMelo). She is a New Georges affiliated artist. 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. From 2018 - 19, Amy was the Manager of Artistic Development at Pipeline Theatre Company.