Amy Escobar is a writer, performer and creative raised in the Pacific Northwest. She weaves communal spells with practical magic and conscious language, telling stories that tend toward humor, horror, the uncanny, feminine and dumb.
Her work is influenced by her background as a professional puppeteer with Thistle Theatre; trained in a modified version of the Japanese form, Bunraku (as well as object manipulation, rod and shadow puppetry).
She is the recipient of a 2018 GAP Award from Artist Trust and a 2019 CityArtists Award from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture for the development and production of her play We Go Mad and a 4Culture 2018 Art Projects Grant for When You Wish Upon a Pizza; a commission with the 14/48 Projects as a part of their Parks Program which creates free summer theater for families in King County.
She was chosen to attend the HBMG Foundation’s 2018 National Winter Playwrights Retreat as the Rain City Projects sponsored playwright and has received support from Hedgebrook as a VORTEXT scholarship awardee. Her play Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine (Annex Theater) was a 2017 Gregory Award nominee for Outstanding New Play.