Brigid Amos

Brigid Amos

Brigid’s full length play Losing the Ring in the River (based on the book of poetry by Marjorie Saiser) was produced by Angels Theatre Company at the Carson Theater, Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska in March 2018. Her short plays have been produced by Angels Theatre Company in Lincoln, Nebraska, Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, The Barn Players in Mission, Kansas, and the Secret...
Brigid’s full length play Losing the Ring in the River (based on the book of poetry by Marjorie Saiser) was produced by Angels Theatre Company at the Carson Theater, Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska in March 2018. Her short plays have been produced by Angels Theatre Company in Lincoln, Nebraska, Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, The Barn Players in Mission, Kansas, and the Secret Theatre in New York City. Staged Readings have been presented at CenterPieces Reading Series in Roanoke, Virginia and 5th Wall Productions in Charleston, South Carolina. Brigid serves on the board of Angels Theatre Company and co-founded Angels Playwriting Collective.

Plays

  • Losing the Ring in the River
    FULL LENGTH: When Liz’s grandfather leaves her his old pickup truck in his will, she and her mother Emma pay a visit to Grandma Clara’s farm to collect the strange bequest. Over pie, coffee, and tomato canning, three generations of Nebraska women struggle with the dark secrets of their family history. Can they acknowledge their shared experience of abuse and begin to heal the bonds it has broken among them?
  • Listen
    FULL LENGTH: Brilliant but unstable artist Dale Digman escapes his sister Carson’s watchful eye to bring one of his Bob Ross-inspired paintings to a gallery in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Determined to protect her brother’s artistic reputation, Carson pursues him and struggles to retrieve the painting from gallery owner Kelly Anker, who is preparing a show of paintings by Jay Turnbull, a former...
    FULL LENGTH: Brilliant but unstable artist Dale Digman escapes his sister Carson’s watchful eye to bring one of his Bob Ross-inspired paintings to a gallery in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Determined to protect her brother’s artistic reputation, Carson pursues him and struggles to retrieve the painting from gallery owner Kelly Anker, who is preparing a show of paintings by Jay Turnbull, a former classmate of Dale and ex-boyfriend of Carson. Jay’s early arrival at the gallery forces a showdown between Dale and Carson. Will Dale finally free himself from his domineering sister to pursue his unorthodox artistic vision?

  • Dove (By the Wind Grieved)
    FULL LENGTH IN DEVELOPMENT: Effie and Grant’s eight-year-old daughter Dove was killed when a chain on a carnival swing ride broke. Grant slips into a delusion, believing that his daughter was a bird that flew away when her chain broke. Effie, on the other hand, avoids saying Dove’s name and buries herself in household chores and church work. The parents confront each other over who was at fault in Dove’s death...
    FULL LENGTH IN DEVELOPMENT: Effie and Grant’s eight-year-old daughter Dove was killed when a chain on a carnival swing ride broke. Grant slips into a delusion, believing that his daughter was a bird that flew away when her chain broke. Effie, on the other hand, avoids saying Dove’s name and buries herself in household chores and church work. The parents confront each other over who was at fault in Dove’s death, who she really was, and how they should grieve for her. Dove returns as an adult to help her parents face the truth of her death and accept the gift of her life.
  • Heart of Gold
    FULL LENGTH IN DEVELOPMENT: On an icy Christmas Eve, a nearly bankrupt jeweler is about to close his shop, go home, and await his daughter's arrival from Lincoln. A stranger enters the store and offers the jeweler a way out of his financial difficulties. Heart of Gold explores the potentially dire consequences of indulging a child beyond one's financial means.
  • Stairlift
    ONE ACT: When a single, middle-aged woman takes in her elderly, disabled mother, the two women face off against each other in a house full of secrets. In their final showdown, they confront painful truths about the realities of aging and the shifting power structure in their family.
  • Our Daughter Katie
    FIFTEEN-MINUTE PLAY: Mom and Dad wish their teenaged daughter Katie were different. Or maybe they wish they had a different Katie…
  • The Suitcase
    TEN-MINUTE PLAY: For thirty-two years, Beth and Ron have carried their large leather suitcase from place to place, always keeping it closed. Now an unexpected visitor will force them to finally confront its contents.
  • Bernice's Birthday
    TEN-MINUTE PLAY: On her birthday, Bernice just wants to enjoy a nice salad at an outdoor café in the city. When her husband Lloyd objects to giving money to a street musician, she may have to toss her birthday plans.
  • Kitchen Garden
    TEN-MINUTE PLAY: Ilsa’s husband Lester drowned last winter when his truck broke through a frozen Minnesota lake during an ice fishing trip with his buddy, George. Now George has come for tea, and Ilsa has some tough questions for him.
  • Shall We Dance?
    THIRTEEN-MINUTE PLAY: When a scheduling error brings a dance teacher and her former student together in a studio, they engage in a power struggle that begins to redefine their long personal and professional relationship.