Amy Berryman

Amy Berryman

Amy Berryman is a New York based actor and writer originally from Seattle by way of West Texas.

Her full-length plays include Walden (upcoming production with Flat Earth Theatre, Premiere Play Festival Runner-Up 2019, honorable mention for the Parity Commission), The New Galileos (O’Neill Finalist 2019), and Three Year Summer. Her play Epiphany was a finalist for Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries...
Amy Berryman is a New York based actor and writer originally from Seattle by way of West Texas.

Her full-length plays include Walden (upcoming production with Flat Earth Theatre, Premiere Play Festival Runner-Up 2019, honorable mention for the Parity Commission), The New Galileos (O’Neill Finalist 2019), and Three Year Summer. Her play Epiphany was a finalist for Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries and is a Semi-Finalist for the O’Neill 2020. Rising Phoenix Rep commissioned her play The Whole of You for Cino Nights in LA, directed by Daniel Talbott. Her work has been developed at Premiere Stages, Bay Street Theatre, Caltech, Portland Stage, PROP Thtr, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference, AMiOS, and Eden Theatre Co. The short film she wrote, co-produced, and starred in “You Are Everywhere” won Best Drama in the LA Short Film Festival 2018.

As an actor, she was recently seen off-Broadway as Bertie in The Convent by Jessica Dickey (Rattlestick/Rising Phoenix Rep). Other credits include Lunchtime by Greg Kotis (the Brick), I Will Be Gone by Erin Courtney (Humana Festival), and the web series #NoFilter.

Plays

  • Walden
    FULL LENGTH: In the not-so-distant future, climate change has intensified and scientists are recommending that we colonize elsewhere. Cassie, a NASA botanist, returns from her year-long deployment in space and is shocked to find her twin sister, Stella, a former NASA architect, engaged to an Earth Advocate. As the twins grapple with questions of rivalry and love, humanity hangs in the balance.
  • The New Galileos
    FULL LENGTH: Three female scientists find themselves held hostage by the government for their stance on climate change. The play weaves between their current crisis and their pasts, leading them to an interrogation room. What will be the price of their freedom?
  • The Whole of You
    FULL LENGTH: Three old friends, Mel, Richard, and Joyce have moved from Kentucky to LA together in pursuit of their Hollywood dreams. Working in a bookstore crammed with dusty scripts and haunted legends - on the edge of becoming who they will be - they confront a shared truth that will test their loving friendship.

    Commissioned by Rising Phoenix Rep for their Cino Nights series at the Larry Edmunds Bookshop in LA.
  • Three Year Summer
    FULL LENGTH: Set in 2002, in the early days of the internet, thirteen-year-old Tommie discovers the deep, dark world of online fan fiction. As Tommie watches her parents struggle to rescue their marriage, she grapples with her burgeoning sexuality, taking refuge in her writing, in an imaginary friend who looks a lot like Harry Potter, and fellow fanfic nerd, Pat. A magical coming-of-age story about fandom, betrayal, and family.
  • Winner
    SHORT: Tori Walker has just become the first black woman to win a prestigious playwriting award, and is thrilled to meet her hero at the after party, legendary playwright Charlie Harvard (who’s play did not win). A play about playwriting, privilege, and claiming space in 2019.
  • The Deep End Kind
    SHORT: Heartbroken, high-strung Petra skips out on her best friend's birthday to call on tech support employee Josh when her Cloud deletes all the memories she shared with her recent ex-boyfriend.
  • Justice, INC
    SHORT: Izzy, Marianne, and Jordan are in an interesting line of work. Justice, for lack of a better word. On Christmas Eve, as they try to pack up for the holiday, they receive an unexpected phone call.