AMY E. WITTING finally admits she is from New Jersey although now resides in Sunnyside, New York. She received her bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College & MFA from Hunter College where she studied under Tina Howe, Arthur Kopit, & Mark Bly.
Her plays include Archipelago (PlayPenn Development Conference, Haas Fellowship), Anne Page Hates Fun (American Shakespeare Center World Premiere), The House on the Hill (CATF World Premiere, Atlantic Theater Inaugural Launch Commission, NNPN Showcase, The Kennedy Center ACTF/NNPN MFA Alumni Playwright Workshop), A Bad Night (NY Rep Workshop, MTC Creative Space,), The Midnight Ride of Sean & Lucy (Roundabout Underground featuring Elisabeth Moss, Semi-finalist O’Neil Playwrights Conference), & Day 392 (The Kennedy Center ACTF/NNPN MFA Playwrights Workshop, Hunter Playwrights Week, Kilroy’s List).
Her work has received a Jerome Foundation Fellowship, NEA Grant, Queens Council on the Arts Grant, and Anne Freedman Grant. She has been nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Weissberger Award, Stavis Award, and Theatre Visions Award. Her plays have been developed at Atlantic Theater, The Lark Play Development Center, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Pipeline PlayLAB, Tofte Lake Center, Roundabout Theatre Space Jam, National New Play Network, Abingdon Theatre, New York Rep, and The Kennedy Center. She is under commission from Actor’s Express in Atlanta and received her MFA in playwriting from Hunter College. While she is not writing she is busy working as a Teaching Artist where she most recently curated an original play about young immigrants called Catch Me In America. Leading with love is her most important credit.