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About the Playwright

Amy Hartman’s first play Animal Medicine was a finalist at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Conference. Henry Hill was also a finalist at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Conference and was produced at The Playwrights Theatre of Pittsburgh. Half of Zero was produced by the New Group Theater, North Carolina School for the Arts, and the winner of the Pittsburgh Playwright’s Festival in Black and White. Pretty Peggy was finalist at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, won the 2006 Culvert Award and was produced by Barebones Productions. The Chicken Snake, dramaturgy Carlyn Aquiline, directed by John Sheppard was awarded The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Award for Outstanding Achievement, selected by The Lincoln Center’s Director’s Lab, received its world premier at The Point Park Repertory Company January 2008 and was nominated for the American Critics Award America’s Most Wanted was read at the Women’s Theatre Alliance in Chicago in the summer of 2007, was developed at Luna Stage in Montclair, New Jersey, in the New Moon Reading Series.

Mazel was commissioned by The Holocaust Center, dramaturgy was Carlyn Aquiline and directed by Martin Giles premiered at The Pittsburgh Jewish Theatre. The play was developed at Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey. Mad Honey was developed at The Lark Development Center in NYC, received a workshop production at Bloomington Playwrights Project and was produced July 2010 by Un’Seamed Shakespeare, directed by Robin Walsh. Disinfecting Edwin was part of the Diverse City Theatre’s Green Room Reading Series in NYC and was produced at Open Stage April 2009.

Mercy and the Firefly, dramaturgy and directed by Cheryl Katz was given a workshop development at Luna Stage in the fall of 2009; and premiered at Luna Stage in New Jersey February 2011 and received a Pittsburgh premier The Playhouse Rep in May 2011, directed by Melissa Martin. Amy is writing a commissioned play entitled Slipping from Gravity which is scheduled to premier at Off The Wall Theatre in 2012. As well as a commissioned play by Donna Belajac Casting entitled C75B which will be produced April 2012. Mercy and the Firefly as well as C75B grew out of Bricolage Theatre Company’s Bricolage Urban Spraw project; a 24 hour play fundraising project. AS Amy’s plays are represented by Ron Gwiazda at Abrams Artist Agency.