Amy Drake

Amy Drake

Amy Drake is a member of the League of Professional Theater Women, Kilroy's List 2020. Kennedy Center Playwrighting Intensive 2020, former Ambassador for the Dramatists Guild of America, former Board member of the International Centre for Women Playwrights, current member of The TheaterMakers Studio. Selected for an Off-Broadway residency of her play, Somewhere I Can Scream, at The Players Theater....
Amy Drake is a member of the League of Professional Theater Women, Kilroy's List 2020. Kennedy Center Playwrighting Intensive 2020, former Ambassador for the Dramatists Guild of America, former Board member of the International Centre for Women Playwrights, current member of The TheaterMakers Studio. Selected for an Off-Broadway residency of her play, Somewhere I Can Scream, at The Players Theater. Appeared in regional Emmy-winning episode of Columbus Neighborhoods. Her play Eyes Like Opaque Gems won Most Popular Play in the MITF Short Play Lab. Won Best Director award from Theatre Roundtable Columbus for Emlyn Williams play Night Must Fall. Education includes playwriting at Kenyon College Summer Program, Yale Writers’ Workshop, and creative writing in the Cambridge University International Programme. MA Liberal studies/English, MS Marketing and Communication

Plays

  • SOMEWHERE I CAN SCREAM
    This play is based upon the 1929 Hix-Snook murder trial in which an Olympic gold medalist turned college professor was on trial for the murder of his medical student lover. It deals with incidents of police brutality and a possible miscarriage of justice. These issues are just as relevant today as they were during the actual investigation.
  • SAINT UNDER GLASS
    A 13th century Italian farm girl grows up to bear the son of a nobleman. After her lover is killed, Margaret arrives at a friary and experience religious visions. She, and a friar fall in love, she becomes a nun, and founds a hospital. Centuries after death, Margaret still lies in state, appearing as if she is just sleeping. Is she really a vessel for miracles?
  • RIFE'S REVOLUTION
    A scientist may have unlocked the secret to curing cancer, the establishment is trying to halt his research. His most ardent supporter is his Chinese-American wife, who is stricken with the disease. Will he prevail and be able to save his wife? Will he find something deeper within himself?
  • ALEXANDER THE GREAT: IN LOVE AND WAR
    ALEXANDER THE GREAT is a One-Act Play about the personal relationships and challenges of a monarch in the Ancient Greek world, where lives were guided by the revelations of Oracles and sexuality was balanced against obligations to produce an heir.
  • MODEL BEHAVIOR
    MODEL BEHAVIOR is a 10 Minute Play about two mannequins, one size zero and her new partner, a “real” size 14, who debate their place in the modern retail clothing industry.
  • A MATTER OF TASTE
    When a couple prepare dinner for the fiancé's family things heat up in the kitchen.
  • SEANCE YOU LOVE ME
    Composer/conductor Gustav Mahler and his wife, Alma, attend a New York séance led by famed medium Eusapia Palladino. What will be revealed?
  • ELIZABETHAN PROGRESS
    Queen Elizabeth I makes a tour of the countryside. What intrigue and discoveries will be made by her courtiers along the way?
  • EYES LIKE OPAQUE GEMS
    Based upon a New York dinner party attended by composer/conductor Gustav Mahler and his wife, Alma, where they encounter a tragic figure from the art world.
  • CHECK OUT THE VIEW
    The Staycation is all the rage. Websites ranging from Real Simple, to Living Well, to the Huffington Post offer advice and suggestions for making the most of exploring your home town. My Ten-Minute Play, CHECK OUT THE VIEW, takes a comedic look at one couple’s decision to spend their hard earned vacation time taking a dive into Virtual Reality from the comfort of their living room.
  • UBU ROI REDUX
    A take-of on UBU ROI written for the Paula Vogel 2018 Bake-Off
  • GOD BLESS PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY
    Two career women engage in a lively debate about the women's movement in America. Will they need a referee? Phyllis Schlafly was a champion for the state-at-home mom, however, Schlafly herself was a constitutional attorney who studied at Radcliffe/Harvard. A delicious irony.
  • THAT'S A WRAP
    An art museum docent and a patron come upon a new sculpture wrapped in cellophane in the museum lobby. Is it really a Christo?
  • SHOPPERS' PARADISE
    While three customers wait in line at an upscale Manhattan grocery store strange occurrences make them question the company's motives.