Amy Gijsbers van Wijk is a queer, first-generation American playwright (and sometimes performer) from Pasadena, TX, now based in New York. She has been a recent finalist for PlayPenn, semi-finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival and semi-finalist for the O’Neill Conference. She is currently in residence with Pipeline Theatre Company's 2017-18 PlayLab, and was one of five makers selected for the inaugural Sequin Makers Retreat. Her work has been supported by the HBMG Foundation residency, the PearlDiving Movement residency, and the Rosen Fellowship program. Her plays have been seen/heard at Theatre for A New City, Dixon Place, The Tank, The Cherry Lane with Primary Stages/ESPA, and with companies such as Red Caravan, Stable Cable Lab Co, New Light Theatre Project, and Upstream Artists Collective. She was once a News Lab intern at Houston Public Radio, has made theatre for virtual reality and for a robot named Herb. She holds a BA from Brooklyn College (summa cum laude) where she studied under Erin Courtney and Sibyl Kempson, and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University, where she studied under Rob Handel.
She is currently seeking representation.