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Amy Gijsbers van Wijk is a playwright (and sometimes performer) from Pasadena, TX who now lives in Astoria, Queens.  She has been a finalist for PlayPenn, and a semi-finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival and the O’Neill Conference. She is currently in residence with Pipeline Theatre Company for the 2017-18 PlayLab, and, in August, was one of five makers selected for the inaugural Sequin Makers Retreat. She has made theatre for virtual reality and with a robot. Her work has been seen or heard at the Cherry Lane Theatre with Primary Stages/ESPA, Theatre for A New City, The Tank with Lady Fest and RULE OF 7x7, Dixon Place, The Kraine, in Philadelphia, and produced by companies such as Stable Cable Lab. Co., Upstream Artists Collective, Red Caravan, The Arctic Group, New Light Theatre Project, Playwrights at the Grand, the Bad Theatre Festival, with the Diving Movement Artists Studio inaugural residency program, with support from the Rosen Foundation, and others. Her work is published by Routledge in the anthology, One Minute Plays. She holds a BA from Brooklyn College/Macaulay Honors 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. 

In addition to playwriting, Amy has written for American Theatre magazine, about robots in theatre, and for online performance journal Culturebot.