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Amy Staats

Amy Staats

Amy Staats is an actor, writer and 2017-2018 Tow Playwriting Residency through the Atlantic Theater Company. Her plays include: EDDIE AND DAVE (Developed at Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor and Space On Ryder Farm with Margot Bordelon and Megan Hill); HANDS (Developed at Naked Angel’s First Mondays and Space On Ryder Farm with The Ensemble Studio Theater); I HOPE SHE’LL BE OKAY (Developed at Williamstown Theater Festival with Jess Chayes) and THROWS OF LOVE (Samuel French Festival, winner, directed by Jess Chayes). Her television and film scripts include: NICE AND EASY, FARM TO TABLE and MARY AND LOUISE; Select awards include: 2017 Launch Commission with The Atlantic Theater Company; 2015 Samuel French Shorts Festival winner; BVEW Screenplay Fellowship and Best Script at LA Comedy Shorts Festival for MARY AND LOUISE. Productions of her plays include: THROWS OF LOVE (Samuel French OOBW Short Play Festival, Twisted Shorts with Core Ensemble); IT SHOCKS ME HOW WELL I CAN LIE, BEEN CAUGHT STEALING, CAT HOUSE (Dodo Theater Collective’s Triptych Series) and THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD (The Ensemble Studio Theater). As an actor, Amy most recently performed the role of Brenda in The Mad One’s critically acclaimed hit play MILES FOR MARY, directed by Lila Neugebauer and produced at The Bushwick Starr and Playwrights Horizons. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Jeff (musician) and Orlando and James Carlos (cats).


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