writer, speaker, actor

Amy Drake

About Amy drake

Amy Drake is an Ambassador for the Dramatists Guild of America, member of the League of Professional Theatre Women, former Board member of the International Centre for Women Playwrights, and a member of The TheaterMakers Studio. Selected for an Off-Broadway residency of her play, Somewhere I Can Scream, at The Players Theater in spring 2020. Appeared in the regional Emmy-winning episode of Columbus Neighborhoods. Her play Eyes Like Opaque Gems won Most Popular Play in the MITF Short Play Lab. Won Best Director award from Theatre Roundtable Columbus. Education includes playwriting at Kenyon College Summer Program, Yale Writers’ Workshop, and creative writing in the Cambridge University International Programme.

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awards & memberships


  • Most Popular Play—EYES LIKE OPAQUE GEMS Midtown International Theater Festival, short Play Lab, New York, NY
  • Silver Quill of Excellence from the International Association of Business Communicators
  • Appeared in the regional Emmy award-winning docudrama, COLUMBUS NEIGHBORHOODS: CLINTONVILLE
  • Best Director for NIGHT MUST FALL, Theatre Roundtable


  • DramatistsGuild, Ambassador
  • League of Professional Theatre Women
  • International Centre for Women Playwrights, former Board member
  • The Theater Makers Studio
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SOMEWHERE I CAN SCREAM will run at The Players Theater in August 2021.


The Kilroys List 2020

Amy Drake made the The Kilroys List 2020

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KC Playwright Intensive

Amy Drake was selected for the Kennedy Center Playwright Intensive 2020



My 10 Minute play, SHOPPERS PARADISE, was accepted for readings in three Zoom theater festivals this summer:
Comfest,  June 26, Columbus, OH • DG Footlights, July 12, Philadelphia, PA • The Players Theatre, NYC Summer Fest, July 30, New York


Columbus Symphony League

Talk on Mahler and His Muse. Feb. 18, 2020. 11:00 a.m. at the Napa Kitchen, Dublin, Ohio.


Cinema Chat podcast with David Heath

Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew and Kiss Me Kate.