Amy Berryman

Amy Berryman

Amy Berryman is a New-York based writer and actor with roots in Washington State and West Texas.

Her play WALDEN will debut on the West End in 2021 as a part of Sonia Friedman's RE:EMERGE Theatre Season, directed by Ian Rickson. Her other plays include THE NEW GALILEOS (O'Neill Finalist), THREE YEAR SUMMER, EPIPHANY (Shakespeare's New Contemporaries Finalist, O'Neill Semi-...
Amy Berryman is a New-York based writer and actor with roots in Washington State and West Texas.

Her play WALDEN will debut on the West End in 2021 as a part of Sonia Friedman's RE:EMERGE Theatre Season, directed by Ian Rickson. Her other plays include THE NEW GALILEOS (O'Neill Finalist), THREE YEAR SUMMER, EPIPHANY (Shakespeare's New Contemporaries Finalist, O'Neill Semi-Finalist), and THE WHOLE OF YOU (commissioned by Rising Phoenix Rep). Her work has been developed at theatres all across the US including Premiere Stages, People's Light, Bay Street Theatre, Portland Stage, PROP Thtr, Samuel French OOB Festival, City Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Landing Theatre, Caltech, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Valdez Theatre Conference, AMiOS, Barrington Collective, and Eden Theatre Co.

The short film she wrote, co-produced, and starred in, YOU ARE EVERYWHERE, won Best Short Drama in the LA Short Film Festival 2018.

As an actor, Berryman was seen off-Broadway in Jessica Dickey's THE CONVENT, directed by Daniel Talbott with Rattlestick/Rising Phoenix Rep/Weathervane, as well as Greg Kotis' LUNCHTIME at the Brick, and Erin Courtney's I WILL BE GONE in the Humana Festival.

Plays

  • Walden
    FULL LENGTH: After returning from a year-long Moon mission, Cassie, a NASA botanist, finds herself in a remote cabin in the woods, where her estranged twin sister, Stella, a former NASA architect, has found a new life with climate activist Bryan. Old wounds resurface as the sisters attempt to pick up the pieces of the rivalry that broke them apart.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Epiphany
    * WORK IN PROGRESS. READY FOR DEVELOPMENT *

    Kit and Jo are playing Viola and Olivia in an all female production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in present day. Charlie and Will are playing opposite each other in the very first (and all male) production of Twelfth Night in 1601. Kit and Jo are falling in love. Charlie and Will are falling in love. The only problem - Jo and Will are married, to...
    * WORK IN PROGRESS. READY FOR DEVELOPMENT *

    Kit and Jo are playing Viola and Olivia in an all female production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in present day. Charlie and Will are playing opposite each other in the very first (and all male) production of Twelfth Night in 1601. Kit and Jo are falling in love. Charlie and Will are falling in love. The only problem - Jo and Will are married, to a man and a woman, respectively. This queer, time bending romantic comedy explores questions of identity, sexuality, and progress.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Birds Aren't Real
    A play for ZOOM

    Set in 2020. A woman grieving the death of her husband makes a call to a priest to give her confession over Zoom, until things take a turn. A grisly Zoom play.
  • 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.
  • Guinness
    Leah and Rob both order Guinness at the airport. Leah needs to get on the flight Rob is on. Rob can't stop talking about his dad.