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Amy Gijsbers van Wijk is a playwright (and sometimes performer) from Pasadena, TX who now lives in New York.  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, a member of the Beehive Collective, and was one of five makers selected for the inaugural Sequin Makers Retreat. In 2018, she will be in residence with the HBMG Foundation. 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, and elsewhere, with companies such as Stable Cable Lab. Co., Upstream Artists Collective, Red Caravan, The Arctic Group, New Light Theatre Project, Playwrights at the Grand and the Bad Theatre Festival. Her work has received support from the Diving Movement Artists Studio inaugural residency program in Pittsburgh, and from the Rosen Foundation fellowship program in association with Brooklyn College. She is published by Routledge in the anthology, One Minute Plays. She has made theatre for virtual reality and with a robot. 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 the online performance journal Culturebot.