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 & Victoria Ross Foundation Playwrights Program new play prize recipient for her play, DIRTY DIRTY. She has been a recent finalist for PlayPenn, as well as a semi-finalist for both the Bay Area Playwrights Festival and O'Neill Conference. Her plays have been developed with The Flea, Fresh Ground Pepper, Pipeline Theatre Company, The Tank, Red Caravan, Stable Cable Lab Co, New Light Theatre Project, Upstream Artists Collective, and others. She is a New Georges affiliated artist. She was a Pipeline Theatre Company PlayLab 2017-18, a Tank TV Group 2018 member, an inaugural Sequin Makers Retreat maker, and a Wide-Eyed Productions playwriting apprentice. She has previously made theatre with an Oculus Rift, written a play for a robot, and interned at Houston Public Radio. 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 Writopia Labs, the New South Young Playwrights Festival at Horizon Theatre in Atlanta, and at Carnegie Mellon University as an MFA candidate.
She is currently seeking representation.