Amy's new play, DEMBE, was recently awarded a Regional Artist Project Grant from the Arts Council of Winston Salem and Forsyth County to workshop the piece in October 2018. Her play BOXES AND BAGGAGE won the 2018 North Carolina New Play Project Award and was produced in Greensboro as part of the Fringe Festival. Amy was the recipient of the prestigious Mark Gilbert Award. Her first play SKELETONS was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference, the Women's Work Festival in NYC, and the Bridge Initiative Festival in the Southwest. The play was selected and produced as part of the innaugural Broadway Bound Theatre Festival in NYC. Amy is a member of The Dramatists Guild, Actors Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild.
A tragic accident leaves Lola, a newly adopted baby from Uganda, in the middle of a fierce custody battle between estranged sisters Mary and Sarah. The fight exposes ulterior motives, covert racism and some uncomfortable truths about international adoption. The search for answers, instigated by Fran, a Black playwright and Sarah’s partner, follows a trail of hypocrisy and denial on all sides, challenging faith, family and identity. The wake of the questioning ultimately brings together a group of adoptees from Africa that bear witness to Lola’s story and eventually tell their own; determined to be heard as human beings, and not seen as tools for redemption. (Full Length 110 Minutes)
DEMBE was awardeing a Regional Artist Project Grant from the Arts Council of Winston Salem and Forsyth County to workshop the piece in October 2018.
Family secrets come alive, literally. Meet the Skeletons. They exist side by side with the keepers of those secrets. Some are comfortable, working diligently on various crafts and hobbies, while others are struggling to stay in the closet. But all of them need silence. A crisis brings Maddie, her family and their skeletons together under one roof for the first time in over 10 years. The closet is very cramped. And when the truth threatens this tenuous co-existence, a battle begins that is as insidious as it is tragic (Full Length 90 minutes)
Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist 2017
The Bridge Initiative Semi-Finalist 2017
Women's Work Festival NYC Semi-Finalist 2017
Broadway Bound Theatre Festival NYC participant 2017
BOXES AND BAGGAGE
A stripped-down story of an elemental journey to an unknown destination taken by two strangers; Cilla and Clara. This surrealist adventure follows the travelers, each encumbered with their own unique restriction, as they are challenged by the world and each other to leave their comfort zones and find meaning in existence. Sound serious? It’s not. But it is.
(Full Length 90 minutes)
WINNER of the 2018 North Carolina New Play Project Award
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