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Amy minored in theatre in college but didn't pursue acting until she was in her forties. She has played lead and supporting roles in eighty plays and readings, in addition to commercials and film work. She was part of a weekly comedy show at The Broadway Comedy Club in NYC for eighteen months that combined sketch comedy and improv. She enjoys both comedy and drama and loves that she has the opportunity to do both. Some of her favorite roles: Aunt Ola in a revival of "The Cover of Life," which ran off-Broadway for four weeks; playing three comic women in "Perfectly Normel People," which won the "Audience Favorite" award at the NY Fringe Festival; Maria in "Lend Me a Tenor"; and the title character in "And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little," who actually drinks a lot.
Amy majored in both English and Creative Writing in college. As a playwright, she has written dramas, comedies, plays for children, and a historical play. Over the last twenty-six years, her writing has been published in educational materials including study guides, poems, stories, a play, and countless test passages and items. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America.
Amy starting directing when she was an elementary school teacher. She ran an after-school Readers' Theatre program and wrote and directed classroom plays. She also wrote and directed a historical play with a cast of seventeen. In recent years, she directed her plays "Au Bois" and "Don't Stand Up!" She has also been producing some of her plays, and creating promotional and marketing materials.
Amy is an accomplished baker. She had her own baking business, working out of her home kitchen. When she appeared as Scrooge's landlady in a production of "A Christmas Carol," she baked Christmas cookies for the cast and audience. After each show, she came out with a tray of cookies and gave them to the audience. She has also been known to bake for the casts of her shows, keeping the energy level up with sweet treats!