About Amy Starkey

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Writer/Director, In Her View

Amy has a passion for woman-centred and gender-related stories, and has pursued her creativity as an actor, writer and director. Most recently, Amy has been an outspoken advocate for reproductive rights and representation of women in leadership roles, particularly as writers, directors and producers. Amy’s self-produced proof of concept short film, In Her View takes on the abortion debate from a uniquely introspective point of view, to illuminate the perspective of women who have had abortions, remove stigma and elevate the highly politicized subject of abortion by examining the many grey areas of personal experience.

Amy’s background includes studies at York University in Toronto, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan, and Rogues West studios in Vancouver. Her professional theatre credits include the devised play Undecided, a show that explored bisexuality and relationships. and Love, Iris which she wrote and directed. Favourite acting performances include The Vagina Monologues, A Particular Class of Women, Marion Bridge and Lady Macbeth. Directing credits include The Attic, The Pearls & Three Fine Girls, Neil Simon’s Chapter Two and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, adapted by Liz Lochhead. 

Amy lives in North Vancouver, where she is raising her daughter, and works at Stratford Hall, an independent school in East Vancouver. She volunteers on the Board of Directors for Rumble Theatre, one of Vancouver’s leading independent theatre companies.