Amy Drake

Playwright Lyricist

Amy Drake wrote her first play at age five. She is a writer, lyricist, director, television and stage actor, conference speaker, author, and poet. Appeared in the EMMY award-winning episode of COLUMBUS NEIGHBORHOODS: CLINTONVILLE. Currently writing the book and lyrics for DEVICES, an upcoming musical with composer/arranger Mark Brymer. Recently spoke on Early Women Playwrights at the IUGTE Conference, Leitring, Austria and at the Statera Conference. Founder of Drake Theatrical LLC. Represented by Heyman Talent. Winner of the Silver Quill of Excellence from the IABC. Her play, EYES LIKE OPAQUE GEMS, won Most Popular Play in the MITF Short Play Lab, New York. Winner of a Producers PRO Inner Circle Award 2018. Best Director award from Theatre Roundtable for NIGHT MUST FALL. Ohio Ambassador for the Dramatists Guild, Board member of the International Centre for Women Playwrights, member of Producer’s Perspective PRO Inner Circle. Holds a M.A. in liberal studies/English and a M.S. degree in marketing and communication. Selected for the Yale Writers’ Conference (2016 and 2018). Education includes summer programs at the Univ of Cambridge (UK), graduate studies at Reed Hall, Paris, and playwriting at the Kenyon (College) Summer Institute. Amy resides in Ohio with her husband, cats, and rabbits. Website http://amydrakeplays.com/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-649322381