Amy Bernstein

Amy Bernstein

World premiere of Terminal Lucidity: A Dada-Inspired Scream, Aug. 2018, at Baltimore Theatre Project. Past productions include Raw, produced by Venus Theater near Washington, D.C., as part of the Women’s Voices Festival; and Exit Pluto, produced by the Strand Theater in Baltimore. Short plays have been read and produced around the U.S. and U.K. and anthologized by Routledge and Leicester Bay Theatricals. I...
World premiere of Terminal Lucidity: A Dada-Inspired Scream, Aug. 2018, at Baltimore Theatre Project. Past productions include Raw, produced by Venus Theater near Washington, D.C., as part of the Women’s Voices Festival; and Exit Pluto, produced by the Strand Theater in Baltimore. Short plays have been read and produced around the U.S. and U.K. and anthologized by Routledge and Leicester Bay Theatricals. I received the Ruby Artist Award grant from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance in 2014.

Plays

  • The Legend of Tommy Tremain
    A statue of Tommy Tremain looms large in the town square. Who Tommy is, and what he stands for, all depends on who you are and what century you’re living in. Hero, savior, villain, or oppressor? Does anyone know the real story behind the legend? And what happens to the truth over time?
  • Terminal Lucidity: A Dada-Inspired Feminist Scream
    She could be your friend, your neighbor, your relative: And she's struggling to cope with a monster in her midst. What's the right thing to do? Is there a right thing? Guest-starring Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, the Goddess of Dada expression.
  • RAW
    Eliza’s dairy farm is under siege: by Caroline, the documentary film-making, grudge-holding heifer she allows into her house to bear witness, for a fee; by Harriet, her inheritance-deprived sister; and by the bacteria lurking in the raw milk lying in wait for son/daughter Jamie. Woe descends on Red Robin Farm.
  • Exit Pluto
    Betty believes that by running her bakery like a fortress constantly under siege, she will stave off what she fears most and understands least: change. And so Betty insists that a thieving customer is sweet as pie; that the builder she has known his whole life still dotes on her confections; and that her young apprentice, Lulu, will be loyal forever. But change is a hungry beast, knocking at the door, and not...
    Betty believes that by running her bakery like a fortress constantly under siege, she will stave off what she fears most and understands least: change. And so Betty insists that a thieving customer is sweet as pie; that the builder she has known his whole life still dotes on her confections; and that her young apprentice, Lulu, will be loyal forever. But change is a hungry beast, knocking at the door, and not even the fortress can withstand the pounding. Betty is utterly undone by the changes forced upon her—especially, and most deeply, the discovery that Lulu has shifted her loyalty, and affection, to a mysterious and mystical young woman, Blossom.
  • More and Less Than More
    A huge warehouse with an outsized personality runs the lives of two workers who long to break free.
  • Always Never Now
    Three test subjects, willingly cut off from the world in a locked room from which there is no exit,
    are on a quest to discover just how long ‘forever’ really is, and what this really means to each of
    them, and to the very meaning of life itself.
  • The Only Feasible Counterweight
    A disgraced American university professor and the student who triggered her downfall deliver self-serving lectures years apart, when suddenly, they must come face-to-face in front of a live audience.
  • Living on Air
    Two friendly aliens arrive on Earth with a mission to wipe out student debt and help millions of college graduates lead better lives. It’s not as easy as it sounds.