Amy Dellagiarino is a playwright and screenwriter whose work has been produced across the country. Her play The Value of Moscow was nominated for a 2019 Stage Raw Award for Best Playwriting and was recently published through Steele Spring Stage Rights. Her comedy feature film Freelancers Anonymous won the 2018 NCGLFF Audience Award for Best Women’s Feature, was a recipient of the Frameline Completion Fund Award, and earned the Reframe Stamp for gender balanced media along with such films as The Favourite, Can You Ever Forgive Me, and Crazy Rich Asians. Her short plays have garnered the Best Comedy award in various festivals. She has participated in developmental readings of several of her plays with noted LA theatre companies such as Sacred Fools, Theatre of Note, Rogue Machine, and The Blank Theatre Company, and was a 2020 participant of Moving Arts Theatre's MADLab Play Development Series. Her play From the Perspective of a Canoe was a semifinalist for the 2021 Bay Area Playwrights Festival and she is a past participant of the 2021 Kennedy Center Summer Playwrights Intensive. She is the resident playwright with Dark Horse Theatre Company in Virginia as well as a founding member of Walking Shadow Readers Theatre which focuses on new playwrights and new play development. She earned her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
A Conversation Through the Bathroom Door. Dark Horse Theatre Co. - Herndon, VA. Nov. 2020 Bloomsburg University - Bloomsburg, PA. April 2021 Spirit Seekers. Dark Horse Theatre Co. - Herndon, VA July 2020 The Value of Moscow. Sacred Fools Theatre - Los Angeles, CA Nov. - Dec. 2018 *nominated for Best Playwriting at the 2019 Stage Raw Awards Dark Horse Theatre Co. - Herndon, VA April -May 2019 The Misfit Mantra. 2cents Theatre Group - Los Angeles, CA March 2018 *Winner - Best Comedy at INK Fest 2018 Break In. Hollywood Fringe Festival - Los Angeles, CA June 2016 Inhale and Exhale. Something Marvelous Theatre Company - Chicago, IL June 2015 (part of Festival of Magical Realism) 2cents Theatre Group - Los Angeles, CA March 2019 *Runner Up - Best Two-Hander at INK Fest 2019 In Search of Plan A. Arc Theatre - Chicago, IL April 2015 (part of arciTEXT 2015) Walking Shadow Readers Theatre May 2021 *Winner - Best Comedy at WSRT's One Acts Festival 2021 Limbo. Monkey See, Monkey Do Productions - New York, NY Feb. 2007 co-written with Leigh Poulos
Freelancers Anonymous. Complete festival list available upon request. May 2018 co-written with Lisa Cordileone *2017 Frameline Completion Fund Award Winner *2018 Jury Award - Best Women's Feature Film, North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival *2018 Reframe Stamp for Gender Balanced Media Employee of the Month. Short. Complete festival list available upon request. June 2020
The Convergence: Season Two. Episodes 2 and 3 Aug. 2018
Books and Articles.
13 Things I Wish I Could Tell My 21-Year-Old Self. Collegehumor.com article June 2015 Jenny Morgan: Certified Genius. available on Amazon.com July 2015
The Taste of Emeralds. Walking Shadow Readers Theatre April 2022 Hello, My Name Is... Moving Arts Theatre Nov. 2020 From the Perspective of a Canoe. Tuesdays@9, Los Angeles Aug. 2020 Clownfish. Brimmer Street Theatre April 2019 No Loitering. Theatre of Note March 2019 Dorm #5. Walking Shadow Readers Theatre Feb. 2021 The Blank Theatre Dec. 2018 Grey Theatre Ensemble Sept. 2016 The Value of Moscow. Sacred Fools Theatre April 2017 Rogue Machine Theatre Aug. 2016 The Hostage Situation. Tuesdays@9, Los Angeles June 2016
In Search of Plan A. 2021 Best Comedy - WSRT's One Acts Festival 2021 Best Duo (2 Person Play) - WSRT's One Acts Festival 2021 Best Directing (Comedy) - Amy Dellagiarino - WSRT's One Acts Festival 2021 Best Actor (Comedy) - Monnie Aleahmad - WSRT's One Acts Festival 2021 Best Actress (Comedy) - Amy Benson - WSRT's One Acts Festival From the Perspective of a Canoe. 2021 Semifinalist Bay Area Playwrights Festival
Hello, My Name Is... Selected for Moving Arts Theatre's 2020 MADLab Play Development
The Value of Moscow. 2019 Stage Raw Nomination for Best Playwriting - Amy Dellagiarino 2019 Stage Raw Nomination for Best Comedy Direction - Carrie Keranen 2019 Stage Raw Nomination for Best Female Comedic Performance - Madeleine Heil Inhale and Exhale. INK Fest 2019 Best Actress (Comedy) - Krista Conti INK Fest 2019 Runner-Up Best Actor (Comedy) - Aedryan Wulf INK Fest 2019 Runner-Up Best Two-Hander
The Misfit Mantra. INK Fest 2018 Best Play (Comedy) INK Fest 2018 Best Director (Comedy) - Kristen Boulé INK Fest 2018 Best Actor (Comedy) - Stephen Weston INK Fest 2018 Runner- Up Best Actress (Comedy) - Jessica J'Aime
Freelancers Anonymous. 2017 Frameline Completion Fund Award Winner 2018 Showcase Film - Frameline Film Festival, San Francisco 2018 Jury Award - Best Women's Feature Film - North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2018 Audience Award - Best Actress in a Feature Film - Lisa Cordileone - FilmOut San Diego 2018 Reframe Stamp for Gender Balanced Media
Break In. Semi-finalist for "The Spirit of the Fringe" award, Hollywood Fringe Fest.
Just Be: An Emo Bromance. (co-written with Leigh Poulos)Semi-finalist for 1/2 hour Comedy Pilot Writing Competition, SeriesFest
New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. BFA May 2006 Kennedy Center Summer Playwright Intensive. July 2021