The square

Sometimes being a witness isn't enough. A play about the 2007 shooting in Nisour Square, Baghdad and its effect on a marriage in the US two years later. 3W, 2M. Featured in New Play Exchange.

This play has had numerous readings: Fort Point Theatre, NH Theatre Project, HERE Arts (NYC) and Brandeis University. The most recent reading was a featured event of the 2017 Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Arts at Brandeis. 

Photo of Amy and director Guy Ben-Aharon with the cast of The Square from last April's reading at Brandeis.

Photo of Amy and director Guy Ben-Aharon with the cast of The Square from last April's reading at Brandeis.


Ardent Girls

Chicago reformer and Hull-House founder Jane Addams meets Russian rockstar writer and philosopher Leo Tolstoy in 1896 Russia. Sometimes idols can have feet of clay. 4W, 2M Featured in New Play Exchange.

Jane Addams in 1896

Jane Addams in 1896


The Pulse Project, by Sherry Bokser, Thom Fogarty, Alyson Mead and Amy Merrill

A full-length play, comprised of monologues inspired by people who died in, lived through, and are moving on from the June 12, 2016 Pulse Nightclub shootings in Orlando, FL.

The play was read, Sept 13, 2017 in Chicago, as part of Steppenwolf Theatre's Lookout Series. Check website for future events. 

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In the Reeds

In the Reeds, a short play about Saddam Hussein, the destruction of marshes in Southern Iraq and birdwatching. 2W, 6M (1 W, 3M with doubling). This play was presented in 2016 as part of The Basra-Boston Project in Basra, Iraq and the Boston area. 

The next iteration of the Basra-Boston project, HER STORY IS will take place in December, 2017. A group of female artists from the Boston area to travel to Dubai to meet with artists from all over Iraq to share work, teaching approaches and plan future collaborations. In Spring 2018, HER STORY IS will present events in and around the Boston area.  These events will be produced by Fort Point Theatre Channel.

At right, a special event in December 8, 2017 by Lillie Paquette, one of the participants of HER STORY IS.

 

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