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Amy Marschak has been writing plays since she was in second grade. Her first play, "The Bad Cherry" was inspired by her father when he bit into a bad cherry and spit it out the window of his moving car. This 'bad cherry' wound up flying into the face of an innocent pedestrian. While this was quite unlucky for the pedestrian, it did begin Amy's playwriting career. Though this play was never produced due to the perfectionist spirit of the second grader, it did give her much to practice.
When Amy reached Paris at the age twenty-two, her play "Subway" was produced
and was extraordinarily well received.
Then, after a stop in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, she moved to
Boulder, Colorado and began The Human Theatre Company with a play she
workshopped called "Ask Me How I Feel." She has since
written; "Tears From My Heart" and "an Angel Cried A Tear
Last Night." All three of these plays have received critical as
well as audience acclaim. She has also written a poetry book called
"Poetry For All Those Breathing" which is in its fifth
printing. Her most recent play co-written by Don Tapia is "Angels and Other Love
Stories," is her first comedy and was also quite well received.
Written, Directed, Produce
Subway (writer, director, producer) Paris, France. A play about different scenes that occur on a New York City subway car.
Why Me? (co-writer) Los Angeles, CA. Interviewed kids in juvenile halls, halfway houses and housing projects about their experiences with gangs and helped rewrite script.
Ask Me How I Feel (director, writer, producer, act) San Francisco, CA, Orlando, FL, Boulder, CO, Carbondale, CO. Created play about people's journeys back to themselves.
Tears from My Heart: A Memorial
to My Lost Works (director, writer, producer, act) Boulder, CO, Wiinpeg, MB. A
play created in memorial to thousands of pages of my scripts, poetry and
stories which were destroyed.
For All Those Breathing (write) Collection of my poetry. Currently in
Millicent the Mouse Looks for the
Key to Happiness (write) Children's book.
The Money Tree (write)
On the Streets (director) NYC,
NY. Shot footage of Eugene, a homeless man who washed car windows.
Berlin in Lights (producer) Limelight and Village Gate, NYC, NY. A musical review of original German Cabaret acts such as those seen in the movie "Cabaret".
Workshops And Talks
Public Relations Campaign
Ralph Nader Presidential
Campaign (Corporate Clean-Up Crew) National Tour. Media relations, lead rallies, house parties and political
Jonathan Hager (PR) Boulder,
CO. Boulder City Council elections.
Organizations Play Toured
University of Colorado, USC, UCLA, Pierce Valley College Hillel, Rocky Mountain School, LA Free Clinic.
TOP Picks of Fringe, -CBC-
Awarded Edmonton Fringe Festival
(Largest Festival in North America)
Network Theatre Extension, Pick
of the Fringe, -Edmonton Journal.
WLUW (radio news staff) Chicago,
Numerous radio interviews about
Plays on stations throughout Canada and the USA.
First Cut (interview) San
Francisco, CA. KRON Channel 4. Discussed "Ask Me How I Feel."
TV interviews in Seattle,
Colorado, Edmonton and Kelowna.
The President's Weak End (Fran
Spear) The Improv, Santa Monica, CA. A benefit for ADA directed by
Judy Chaiken, with Ed Asner, Diane Ladd and Jim Morris.
Reunion (Rachel) NYC, NY. Performed at public high schools and
discussed after respect for the different.
Ishi (little Ishah) Museum
of Natural History, Chicago. A play about Ishi the last Yahi Indian.
Bintel Brief (Rachel) Chicago,
IL. A play about the problems of Jewish immigrants.
National High School
Institute (Cherubs) Northwestern University, Evanston. IL.
Piven Theatre Workshop (Improvisational story telling) Bum and Joyce
Piven, Evanston, IL.
New York University (drama and film) Circle-in-the-Square and
Experimental Theatre Wing, NYC, NY and Paris, France. Sight and Sound
Production and Documentaries.
Notable Teachers: David Mamet Anne Bogart, George Stoney, Nick Tanis,
Liz Swados, Evangeline Morphos, and Ed Kaye-Martin.
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