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. She double-majored in English and Communications at York University before moving to New York to study theatre and film at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. After returning to Toronto, she worked with a theatre collective to write and produce Undecided, a show that explored bisexuality and relationships. She wrote and directed Love, Iris for the Toronto Fringe Festival and since moving to Vancouver in 2000, has performed in The Vagina Monologues, A Particular Class of Women, Marion Bridge and as Lady Macbeth, in Shakespeare’s Scottish play, among other theatre and independent film productions. Directing credits include The Attic, The Pearls & Three Fine Girls, Neil Simon’s Chapter Two and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, adapted by Liz Lochhead. In August 2017, Amy produced and directed the short proof of concept film for her feature script, In Her View, now available to preview ahead of film festival and online release.
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.