about

Amy Evans writes about race, gender and social justice. Her diverse body of work, including essays, feature articles, poetry and plays, explores the impact of loss and alienation with a voice that is both lyrical and bold. Her award-winning debut play Achidi J’s Final Hours, based on the death-in-custody of Mareame Sarr in Germany, premiered at the Finborough Theatre in London in 2004. Other plays include Many Men’s Wife (Tricycle Theatre), The Next Question (HB Playwrights Foundation),  The Big Nickel (Soho Theatre), and The Champion, an original play inspired by the life of legendary artist Nina Simone. Amy has given workshops at a number of institutions, among them Humboldt University and the Institute of Cultural Inquiry Kulturlabor in Berlin, and is an alumnus of Hedgebrook Women Writers’ Residency, BRICStudio Performing Arts Residency, 651 Arts’ Artist Development Program, and Interstate 73 Playwrights’ Group. Her political drama The Most Unsatisfied Town is slated for publication in January 2015. Amy is based in Brooklyn, New York.