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Amy Gijsbers van Wijk is a playwright (and sometimes performer) from Pasadena, TX, now based in New York. She has been a recent 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's 2017-18 PlayLab, was one of five makers selected for the inaugural Sequin Makers Retreat, and will be in residence with the HBMG Foundation in 2018. Her work has been seen/heard at Theatre for A New City, Dixon Place, The Tank, The Cherry Lane with Primary Stages/ESPA, and elsewhere with companies including Red Caravan, Stable Cable Lab Co, New Light Theatre Project, Upstream Artists Collective, and others. 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.

Amy has also written for American Theatre magazine, about robots in theatre, and for the online performance journal Culturebot.