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About Amy

"I write plays about ordinary people whose lives are changed by extraordinary events." 

Amy Merrill is a Boston, Massachusetts playwright, producer, and author of many plays.

For many years, she has been involved in research and writing about war and the American veteran’s experience. As an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, Amy taught, for many years, a course on the modern literature of war (World War I, Vietnam, Iraq & Afghanistan). In development: THE SQUARE, a full-length play about an American veteran, his marriage, and the 2007 massacre in Nisour Square, Baghdad.

Recently, Amy has participated, as an organizer and featured playwright, in the Basra-Boston Project…  The next stage of The Basra-Boston Project, HER STORY IS- conversations and creations between female artists in Iraq and the US- began with a workshop in Dubai last December and will continue with events in Spring 2018: http://herstoryis.odysseusproject.org/about/

Amy is also one of four playwrights who have written a piece- THE PULSE PROJECT: THE PLAY- about the June, 2016 Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando, Florida. Read more about this project and upcoming events on The Pulse Page. For more information, go to: www.pulseprojectplay.wordpress.com.

Amy received her BA from Brandeis University and her MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She is a former nurse. She founded Blackbird Plays and Productions, LLC and is a member of The Dramatists Guild, the Brandeis University Arts Council and Alumni Board. Amy is a board member for Fort Point Theatre Channel and on the Ambassador Council for Israeli Stage.

You can find her on Facebook or at amymerrill6@gmail.com