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 examines the investigation of middle-aged college professor and former Olympic gold medal winner James Snook accused of murdering Theora Hix, his medical-student lover. Evidence was tampered with; a confession was beaten out of the accused; mere months elapsed between the death of the co-ed and the execution of the condemned man. Was justice been served or was Snook unjustly put to death for acting in...
    This play examines the investigation of middle-aged college professor and former Olympic gold medal winner James Snook accused of murdering Theora Hix, his medical-student lover. Evidence was tampered with; a confession was beaten out of the accused; mere months elapsed between the death of the co-ed and the execution of the condemned man. Was justice been served or was Snook unjustly put to death for acting in self-defense? This controversial case altered the process of murder investigation forever.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ANGUS AND THE MAGICAL STONE
    A druid wanders into a stone circle seeking the source of its magic. Will he strike the right stone to rekindle a past love?
  • PANDEMIC PASSION
    Greg and Brooke have been Zoom dating for a month and they are frustrated by the isolation and separation the pandemic has caused. Will they take a chance and get closer?
  • 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
    Three shoppers discover how far an upscale market will go to boost sales and win customer loyalty.