Amy Staats is an actor, writer, director, and filmmaker. She was a 2018 Tow Playwright in Residence with the Atlantic Theater Company.
Through the Tow, Amy’s play “Eddie and Dave” made its world premiere in an extended off-Broadway run at The Atlantic Theater in which Amy played the role of “Eddie Van Halen.” She recently performed the role of Jessie in the critically acclaimed production of “Sweat” at the Guthrie Theatre under the direction of Tamilla Woodard.
Her one-act play, “Throws of Love,” has received multiple productions and is the winner of the Samuel French Short Play Festival. Her other plays include “Bat Kitty” (Momentum Festival); “I Hope She’ll Be Okay” (Williamstown, New Works Now); and “Hands” (workshop reading with Atlantic Theater Company). She is a resident artist at Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor and SPACE on Ryder Farm, a semi-finalist at Sundance Theater Lab, a semi-finalist at The O’Neill Playwrights Festival, and the recipient of a Launch and New Play Commission by the Atlantic Theater Company. Her gymnastics sports dramedy “Defected” is currently in development with Wingate Studios and Olive Productions.
As an actor, Amy received rave reviews in “Miles for Mary,” which was created by the Mad Ones, directed by Lila Neugebauer, and enjoyed extended runs at Bushwick Starr and Playwrights Horizons. Her TV/Film work includes multiple roles on “FBI Most Wanted,” “Bull” (recurring), and “Late Night with Stephen Colbert.” She wrote, produced, and starred in “Mary and Louise,” which won best script at LA Comedy Short in 2012. Her web series “Here’s What I like and Now and Now I’ll Tell You Why“ was enjoyed at film festivals around the world.