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ICWP Women Playwrights Podcast

Mar 29, 2021

It was with great sadness we learned that Amy passed away a few weeks after this podcast was published.  We have retained it here in her memory. 

This Episode is an Interview with Amy Oestreicher

Jenni Munday interviews Amy Oestreicher. She is an Audie award-nominated playwright, performer, and multidisciplinary creator. A singer, librettist, and visual artist, she dedicates her work to celebrating untold stories, and the detours in life that transform communities.


A PTSD specialist, artist, author, Huffington Post columnist, international speaker, RAINN representative, and disability advocate, she's given three TEDx Talks on transforming trauma through creativity, and has shared her story on NBC, CBS, ABC, and contributed to 70+ publications on arts and community transformation.

Amy has toured her musical, Gutless & Grateful, to 200+ venues from 54 Below to Barrington Stage Co since its 2012 NYC debut, and premiered her multimedia musical, Passageways (original lyrics, music, book and artwork) at HERE Arts Center with the release of her memoir, My Beautiful Detour: An Unthinkable Journey from Gutless to Grateful.

Her plays have been published by Eddy Theatre Co, PerformerStuff, Narcissists Anthology, New World Theatre’s “Solitary Voice: A Collection of Epic Monologues,” finalists in Manhattan Repertory’s Short Play Fest, NYNW Theatre Fest, #MeTooTheatreWomen,"Women in the Age of Trump," & performed across the country by students for immigration festivals, academic projects.

Founder of "LoveMyDetour," a campaign creating performances designed to entertain, educate, and engage on the intersection of arts and social justice, is part of the National Initiative for Arts and Health in the Military.

The ICWP Centre Stage Podcast was named as one of the Top 20 Playwriting Podcasts on the web by Feedspot.